Abuja Disco to Commission 20 Substations ASAP!
In a presentation to the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) delegation in his office, Mr Croucher listed numerous high impact projects that the utility firm was executing to boost power supply not only in the FCT, but also to other parts of its coverage area.
The CEO, who lamented that the AEDC inherited insufficient injection substations, besides numerous faulty equipment, listed the projects embarked upon by his company to include reinforcement of Lokoja and Suleja injection substations, refurbishment of another substation in Karu District of Abuja, as well as reinforcement of a 100MVA in Apo District, also in the FCT.
He appealed for patience by all customers of the company, saying that due to the decrepit equipment that the AEDC inherited it would take huge investments, which his firm is committed to, and relatively long period before significant improvement in power supply would be achieved.
In all, he said, AEDC is injecting about $200 million in five years to boost power supply and distribution in its coverage area, which include Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger states.
At the end of the meeting, AEDC and MAN agreed to collaborate towards improving power supply to the various industrial sites in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and beyond.