AEDC Identifies Reasons for Abuja’s Poor Electricity Supply

Taiwo Ajayi
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The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has shed light on the recent spate of unstable power supply experienced in the capital city, attributing it to inadequate power allocation.

In a statement released via its official channels on Friday, the AEDC management addressed customers, acknowledging the challenges posed by insufficient power allocation. The company outlined that this shortfall has compelled them to implement load curtailment directives across their operational areas to maintain grid stability.

“This has constrained us to implement load curtailment directives across our franchise to manage the situation for grid stability,” the statement read.

The company clarified that these measures might lead to temporary interruptions in power supply to specific areas for limited periods. Despite the inconvenience caused, AEDC expressed regret for the disruption and assured customers of their commitment to minimizing the impact of these outages.

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“We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this challenging time,” the statement added.

AEDC also pledged to keep customers informed of developments and provide necessary updates as the situation evolves.

The explanation from AEDC comes amid concerns over dwindling power generation, with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) previously highlighting gas constraints as a significant factor contributing to the decrease in available generation into the grid. This reduction has subsequently affected the quantum of bulk power accessible for transmission to distribution load centers nationwide.

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