Nsukka, Aku, Lejja, others to experience Six-day Blackout – EEDC


By Ikenna Omeje

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has announced planned electricity outage for six days in Nsukka, Aku, Lejja and Ukehe communities of Enugu State to aid maintenance work on its 7.5MVA power transformer.

The Head, Corporate Communications of EEDC, Emeka Ezeh, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Enugu.

The EEDC spokesman said that the planned outage on the 7.5MVA power transformer at Nsukka Injection Sub-station had been scheduled to hold from July 21 to July 26.

According him, the power outage was to enable EEDC technical crew carry out annual preventive maintenance on the power transformer.

Ezeh noted that the exercise would affect Aku, Ugwuoye and Campus 11KV feeders, which radiate from the Injection Sub-station.

 “Consequently, our customers in Obeachara, New Anglican Road, Nguru community, Lejja, Aku, Isiakpu, Ikolo community and parts of Ukehe, Odenigwe, Hill top, Cold room and parts of Orba Road will be affected by the exercise.

“Other customers to be affected are: Owere Ezeoba, Ugwuoye axis, Nru, Edeoballa, Timber Shed, parts of Achara Road, Amaeze and Enugu Road.” ” He said.

Ezeh, however, informed that arrangement has been made to serve the affected customers from alternative sources on load-shedding basis, pending the completion of the maintenance.

“We regret the inconveniences this will cause our customers and assure them that normal and improved supply will be restored once the exercise is completed.

“EEDC remains committed to delivering improved services to her esteemed customers,’’ he added.

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