The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, Wednesday, explained reasons behind the current blackout in parts of Enugu and Anambra States.
EEDC offered the clarification through its Head, communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, during a chat with journalists.
Eze said it was due to fault on the 132KV Transmission line radiating from Onitsha.
“As a result of this development, our customers within Awka and Ekwulobia districts in Anambra state are all out of supply. Also affected are our customers in Oji River, Achi, Inyi, Awlaw, Ugwuoba, Akpugo Eze and parts of Nsukka town in Enugu state,” he disclosed.
He, however, appealed for patience and understanding, as the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) crew was already working to ensure the fault was cleared and supply restored to the affected areas.
Eze equally announced that as part of the company’s commitment in ensuring that customers enjoyed quality power supply, “the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) recently installed a brand new 15MVA power transformer at its Nibo Injection Substation in Awka, Anambra State.
“The company made a huge investment in the procurement of the transformer as a replacement to the faulty one serving the customers. By this development, customers that are served by Awka main and Udoka 11KV Feeders will begin to enjoy improved power supply.
”This gesture goes to express our readiness to serve our customers despite the prevailing economic challenges. We therefore expect our customers to reciprocate by paying their electricity bills.”