Kano Disco begs customers over poor electricity supply

Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO)

Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO)

By Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano

The management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has apologized to its customers in Kano, Jigawa and Katsina franchise areas over poor power supply in recent times.

KEDCO, in a Statement signed by its Head of Corporate Communications, Sani Bala Sani, on Wednesday, promised improved service delivery as soon as issues hampering adequate transmission of power are addressed.

According to the statement, KEDCO management, ” deeply regrets the situation due to fault on Transmission Company of Nigeria’s (TCN) Shiroro-Kaduna 330 KV lines being the main sources of supply.”

The Statement explained that the entire KEDCO coverage area is currently being back-fed from Jos Transmission Station.

KEDCO cited a situation where it now gets an allocation of 90MW against the initial 300MW, a shortfall of 210MW, which is grossly inadequate to go round all its customers sufficiently in the three affected states.

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The Statement reads: “Management of Kano Electricity Distribution Plc (KEDCO) hereby apologises to its esteemed customers across its entire franchise states of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa for the recent shortage in electricity supply.

“This is largely due to low allocation of megawatts to KEDCO, for distribution.

“Against an average of 300MW load allocation, KEDCO now receives an average of 90MW, a shortfall of 210MW, which is grossly inadequate to go round all our customers sufficiently.

“We are only responsible for distributing what is allocated to us by the National Control Centre (NCC) which has been constantly reviewed downwards and this has been responsible for the shortage of power supply to our customers,” part of the statement reads.

“We assure our valued customers that we are engaging all necessary stakeholders to find a lasting solution that will facilitate improved electricity supply to our customers.

“Therefore, we are optimistic and confident that supply situation will improve as soon as possible.”

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