Nigerian electricity distribution company acquires mobile transformers to boost services

NIGERIA – Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has announced that it has taken delivery of its newly purchased 15MVA 33/11KV Mobile Power Transformers as part of efforts to improve power supply within its network.

According to a statement by EKEDC General Manager, Corporate Communication, Mr Godwin Idemudia the purchase of the transformers would promote uninterrupted power supply in its coverage areas.

Power shortages are common in many low- and middle-income countries. A United Nations report found that 840 million people live without access to reliable electricity.

Power shortages are particularly a problem for Nigeria as power from the electrical grid is cheap but goes out so often

Businesses are often forced to rely on a loud, fume-belching, diesel-sucking generator which are too expensive to fuel and maintain beyond the bare minimum number of hours.

Idemudia explained that the mobile transformers will immediately replace failed power transformers pending repairs or replacement.

He further noted that mobile transformers are transformers that can be easily moved from place to place.

“They’re often used in emergency situations or as temporary solutions for the supply of electrical power to areas experiencing power shortage due to failure of the existing power transformer,” Idemudia explained.

According to Idemudia, the initiative will ensure speedy restoration of power supply, maintenance of uninterrupted power, and reduction of load shedding,.

The initiative would also promote sustenance of revenue collection, reduction in Aggregate Technical, Commercial and Collection losses and provision of adequate time for repair operations.

Idemudia said that the initiative was proof of the company’s commitment to ensuring 100 per cent customer satisfaction through the improvement of services.

The power firm also announced that it had received the award for the company with the most improved Human Resources process through the implementation of the Human Resource Information System.

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