21 September 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — Kaduna Electric says it has, in collaboration with its contractors, installed over 130 new distribution transformers worth millions of naira for use by individuals, organisations and various communities under its franchise this year.
It did this as part of its efforts to improve power supply by upgrading its network infrastructure.
Head of Corporate Communication at the company, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, disclosed this in a statement, saying the newly installed transformers were in addition to hundreds of transformers installed by Kaduna Electric since it came into business as a power distribution company.
“This year alone, across our franchise states, we installed 91 transformers in Kaduna, 12 transformers in Kebbi, 11 transformers in Sokoto and 16 transformers in Zamfara State. The new transformers installed added over 30 megawatts capacity to our network thereby increasing our service delivery to the beneficiary communities,” he said.
The company said through the statement that it puts in place quality checks before any work is done on the network.
“We have strict procedures that contractors must follow before we allow them to work on our network. First, they must be accredited electrical contractors, the application process is online and we carry out pre installation inspection and post installation inspection before adding any distribution transformer to our network”, it said.
The statement decried the increasing spate of vandalism of distribution transformers, with the company losing over 50 million worth of equipment to vandals. It also called on customers to be more vigilant of electricity installation and reciprocate the gesture by paying their electricity bills promptly.