A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

Jos Disco acquires new equipment to boost power supply

Power transformer25 June 2014, Jos – The Jos Electricity Distribution company has procured new transformers and metres for installation as part of efforts to enhance effective power distribution in its zone of operation.

Mr. Paul Ikwu, Head of Public Affairs, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Jos, that the company was worried about customers’ complaints over incessant power outages, saying it was due to obsolete facilities.

“I wish to assure our customers that very soon, our new transformers and metres will arrive to enable us carry out major repairs at places where there are breakages.

“We are out to make profit, and will leave no stones unturned to ensure that our clients get the best services even though the drop in power supply is a nationwide problem,’’ he said.

Ikwu said the problem would soon be rectified, adding that problems of gas shortage and vandalism of facilities had over time weighed heavily on generation and distribution of power in the country.

He, therefore, urged customers not to lose hope, but keep faith with JED which, he said, was out to give them the best services as expected.

“We are new; in fact, barely six months in operation, and we are now having a slight problem at our Ebim Power Station, which I believe contributed to the power shortage being experienced.’’

He said that the company does not generate electricity but only distributes what was available to it, and urged the public to appreciate the efforts of the company.

“We have been meeting with various stakeholders on how to move the company forward and provide them the best of services,’’ he said.

Ikwu said that the situation would change very soon to light up every home and business outfit in the zone.



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