The Managing Director of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Engr. Ernest Mupwaya said the firm has reinforced 4,048 sub-stations in its network through maintenance services while surveying the protection system of 68 others.
Mupwaya who spoke at the opening session of the 17th Power Sector Meeting in Abuja yesterday said the reinforcement was to boost power supply and enhance health and safety in its operational environment.
The AEDC boss noted improvement in the power sector saying, “the usual discussions in the past about power deficit is gradually giving way to discussions about increased power not being utilised. This is further supported by the rate at which incremental generation is being commissioned in the industry.”
He noted that commissioning the 132/33Kva Kukuaba transmission sub-station by the federal government shortly after the meeting would boost power supply directly in the Lugbe area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Majority of the customers in Abuja city such as Maitama, Wuse II, Gwarinpa and Mpape will also benefit from improved supply because of the freed capacity in the Katampe transmission substation, Mupwaya added.