The Management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company ( BEDC) says it installed a total of 2500 pre-paid meters and connected aboutl 48 communities to the national grid in 2019.
The power distribution company also pointed that it will not compromise regulatory orders and safety with it’s face off with the Edo State Government.
Speaking with Journalists at the company’s cooperate headquarters in Benin City, the Edo State capital, the Chief State Head(Edo),Mr Abel Enechaziam, said BEDC in 2019 metered about 2500 customers and connected about 48 communities to the national grid.
Mr Enechaziam,who represented,the Managing Director BEDC,Mrs Funke Osibodu, said the company commissioned Twenty- Two 300 KVA,Two 200KVA and One 500KVA transformers in Delta State; Five 500KVA,Three 300KVA in Edo State;Two 500 KVA,Two 300KVA and Two 200KVA in Ekiti State.
It also stated that under the year in review, the company also commissioned a 1×7.5 MVA in Uteh Injection Substation, to supply the Uteh community, revealing plans for a new 11 KV Feeder from Nekpenkpen to improve the supply in Sokponba and Akpakpavba axis.
The company is to engage generation companies both in and outside Nigeria to improve electricity supply to customers in the 4 states within it’s franchise area.
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On the recent ultimatum issued to BEDC by the Edo State Government, which expired yesterday (31st January,2020), he said BEDC has a distribution network and, there cannot be a distribution network within BEDC network, stressing that the company can only accommodate a partner.
He also stated that the Ossioma power project have to operate within the terms of the regulatory arrangements to avoid any form of tragedy and mishap in the system.
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“As regards the ultimatum issued to BEDC by the Edo State Government, BEDC has a distribution network and, there cannot be a distribution network within BEDC network. But the BEDC can accommodate a partner. Also the Ossioma power project have to operate within the terms of the regulatory arrangements to avoid any form of tragedy and mishap in the system.And that is what we’re trying to avoid.The BEDC has a good relationship with the Edo State Government.” He said.