Kunle Kalejaye 29 January 2015, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, has started the tender process to select partners that would give it embedded power as part of its plan to ensure improved power supply in its area of coverage.
EKEDC’s Assistant Manager, Corporate Communication, Mr Godwin Idemudia, in statement obtained by SweetcrudeReports, said the company recently held a pre-bid conference with representatives of companies and organisations that had earlier been pre-qualified for the project.
Addressing representatives of the pre-qualified organisations, the Deputy Managing Director of the company, Mr. Ramesh Narayanan said the massive response to the pre-qualification advertisement for the project was proof that the country had all it takes for the total positive turnaround of its electricity power industry.
He said the purpose of the pre-bid conference was for the prequalified organisations to have a clear picture of the project and what it entails before the commencement of the bid for the project.
Participants at the conference lauded the initiative of EKEDC on the embedded generation project adding that they were happy to have been pre-qualified for the project.
They also said they were ready to partner with the company to evolve new ways of enhancing power supply to its customers.
The embedded generation project is an arrangement whereby bulk electricity energy is generated outside the national grid through a bilateral agreement between a distribution company on one hand and the generating company within the coverage area of the distribution company.