Geometric, the power generating and supply giant has said it is ready to elevate businesses in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia State to the next height, promising a complete paradigm shift from the old order, which includes but not limited to complaints of epileptic power supply, arbitrary and estimated bills and delayed response to distress calls.
The Founder/Chairman Geometric Power Limited, Professor Barth Nnaji, gave the assurance at an interactive session with the press, to announce its formal takeover of the power generating and distribution activities of the Aba zone from the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, (EEDC), held at its corporate headquarters in Osisioma, Aba.
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He noted that Aba businessmen have suffered much because of lack of regular power supply, promising to partner with all relevant stakeholders to end the suffering in all areas of coverage, which are the 9 local councils that make up Abia south.
“In the next four to six months, Geometric will come fully on stream and these areas of coverage will begin to enjoy uninterrupted power supply. But as time goes on, we hope to expand our operations to cover other areas of the state and also connect to the national grid” Prof. Nnaji said.
“We have taken over from the EEDC. We are now in charge of the Aba ring-fenced area. A new power company was created, it is called Aba Power and it is the 12th Disco in Nigeria. We have built power stations in Aba; Ogbor Hill, Factory road, Osisioma Ngwa and Port Harcourt road. We can only get the real Japan of Africa in Aba when we get quality electricity. Geometric Power is built with 141MW and we are licensed to produce 181MW.
“South East gets less than 300MW from the national grid. Lagos takes about 1,000MW out of the 3,000MW generated in the country. Geometric Power already has 141MW built. When you divide the national generation for the South East by 5, Abia State gets around 60MW, but Geometric Power has provided 141MW for Aba ringed fenced area. The Company will run on a 27-kilometre gas pipeline from Owaza to the power plant at Aba. The turbines are built with Boeing 747 engines. Aba will be the first city to have reliable and quality electricity in Nigeria.’’