By SUNDAY ABBA, Abuja
Residents of Gwarinpa, Life Camp, Kubwa, and environs in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja now have cause to smile as electricity supply in the areas is set to witness unprecedented improvement following the recent commissioning of of 3 no. 33KV feeders and the installation of auto reclosers at the Dawaki 2x60MVA, 132/33KV Transmission Station, Abuja by
Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc, AEDC.
AEDC said in a statement signed by its Chief Marketing Officer, CMO, Donald Etim, and made available to journalist on Tuesday that initial load evacuation is from the facility started 17:00hrs of 17th April, 2023, on two feeders.
It explained that the constructed 33KV feeders will de-load Gwarinpa and Life Camp 33KV feeders from AT2 Katampe, as well as Dawaki and Bwari 33KV feeders from AT4 Kubwa TS, adding that
the project would improve power supply within Gwarinpa, Dawaki, Katampe, Life Camp, Kubwa, Bwari, and environs.
Expressing optimism about the light situation in the areas, AEDC’s Managing Director/CEO, Engr Adeoye Fadeyibi said,
“We are thrilled to announce the successful commissioning of our new 33KV feeders, which is a proof of our commitment to meeting the growing electricity needs of our customers.
“These feeders will not only help de-load the existing infrastructure but also improve the overall performance of our distribution network, while ensuring reliable and uninterrupted power supply to our valued customers in Gwarinpa, Life Camp and other locations.
“The two AEDC 33KV feeders commissioned this afternoon will evacuate power from the 132/33KV GIS Transmission Station Dawaki as follows:
33kv Feeder H02 will feed Gwarinpa 1st-5th Avenue, Setraco, and Citec Estate, while 33KV Feeder H03 will feed 6th & 7th Avenue, Adkan Estate, and Grand Products in Dawaki. Also covered are Urban Shelter, Charly Boy, News Engineering, and environs.
On his part, the CMO, Donald Etim, said, “As a customer-centric company, we are constantly investing in our infrastructure to enhance service quality and customer experience.
“The commissioning of these new feeders is a strategic move to address the increased demand for electricity in these areas and ensure an efficient and reliable power supply to our customers.
“As the load evacuation phase unfolds in the next few weeks, load may be adjusted gradually as we observe the feeder performances.”
AEDC is one of the 11 electricity distribution companies, DisCos, operating in the country, with Kogi, Niger, Nasarawa States, and the FCT as its franchise areas.