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Ikeja Electric Commissions New Injection Substation

… Obawole, Iju, Environs To Enjoy Improved Power Supply

Lagos, Nigeria; July 22, 2019: Electricity customers in Obawole, Fagba and environs of Iju, in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State have started experiencing remarkable improvement in power supply, with the commissioning of the Obawole 15MVA transformer Injection Substation by Ikeja Electric Plc (IE).

The Injection Substation, which was commissioned last Friday, will provide residents availability of power supply for up to 18 hours daily. Residents of K-Fam Estate, Olowo area, the whole of Obawole community and Adisa Coker will get supply from the injection substation; other areas that will also benefit from the project include Ahmed Afolabi, Coker Onifufu, Ashabi Taiwo Streets and old Akute Road, among others. (more…)

Ikeja Electric, PEP Store Partner on Customer Bill Payment

Lagos, Nigeria; July 12th 2019: Ikeja Electric Plc. (IE) one of Nigeria’s leading Electricity Distribution Company has collaborated with multinational retail company, PEP Stores, to enable customers pay bills or recharge their accounts at designated PEP Stores across Lagos.

Under this partnership, post-paid and prepaid customers within IE’s network can pay their bills and recharge their accounts while doing their regular shopping at PEP Stores located in Gbagada, Maryland Mall, Ipaja, Isolo, Allen Avenue, Ikorodu, Ogba, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ojodu Berger, Idimu, Amuwo Odofin, Ogudu and Ikeja City Mall. Lagos.

While announcing the initiative at a press briefing, Ag. Chief Commercial Officer, Ikeja Electric, Ugochukwu Obi-Chukwu, said the essence of providing an array of payment options and outlets that offer reliable and convenient services to customers was borne out of the company’s customer-centric approach to service delivery. (more…)

Ikeja Electric, Slot Empower 40 Youth Through Technical Skill Acquisition

Lagos, Nigeria; July 12, 2019: Leading Nigerian Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) has partnered with Slot Foundation to train 40 young persons in a skill acquisition and capacity building empowerment scheme, tagged Youth Empowerment Program (YEP).

YEP is one of IE’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives designed to empower youths who are mainly residents of its host communities, to be economically and socially responsible through technical skill acquisition.

Speaking during the graduation ceremony held at the Corporate Headquarters of IE, the Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Youdeowei said the company has demonstrated its commitment to improving the quality of lives of residents of its areas of operation as evidenced by the impact of its Personal Corporate Social Responsibility (PCSR) initiatives across its network, since inception. (more…)

Market Operator’s Suspension: Our Stand

Our attention has been drawn to the publication issued by the Market Operator (MO) suspending Ikeja Electric (IE) from the electricity market.

By way of setting the records straight, it is important to state that IE provided a security cover to the MO as stated in the said publication. (more…)

Ikeja Electric Rolls Out Prepaid Meters for Ikorodu Customers Under MAP Scheme

Lagos, Nigeria; June 11, 2019: Ikeja Electric Plc. (IE), one of Nigeria’s leading electricity distribution companies has announced the roll-out of prepaid meters for customers under its Ikorodu Business Unit.

According to the IE, the deployment and installation of prepaid meters to customers in Ikorodu, which will be carried out by one of its MAPs, New Hampshire Capital limited, will commence on June 17th 2019 following the successful registration and subscription for meters by thousands of customers spread across Ikorodu and Epe. (more…)

Ikeja Electric Reiterates Commitment To Safety Of Staff

Nigeria’s leading electricity distribution companies, Ikeja Electric Plc has reiterated the commitment of the company to the safety of its staff across its network area.

Mr. Felix Ofulue, the Head of Corporate Communications gave the assurance in a statement in Lagos. He said the company was aware of the wave of malicious attacks on its staff by some customers and cautioned that the management will not allow unwarranted attack of its staff. (more…)

Are You Ready For The Rains?

Ready For The Rains?

  1. Ensure branches are trimmed so they do not make contact with wet power lines
  2. Ensure all electrical wiring in your building is safe and properly installed
  3. Stay away from any downed power lines, poles or leaning poles.
  4. Do not touch any electrical appliance with wet hands
  5. Do not drive over any downed power cable
  6. When in a very heavy storm, find a safe place to park and wait out the storm.
  7. Do not stand under or near power installations during rainfall,
  8. Do not try to lift or evacuate a downed pole after a storm. It may still be energized.
  9. Do not turn on ANY electrical device or appliance that is wet.
  10. Ensure there are no poles, antennae or naked wires located near power lines
  11. If untrained in electrical safety and hazards management, please do not attempt to free someone who has made contact with a live power line. Call the Fire Service or Ikeja Electric immediately.
  12. Carry out an external examination of your premises to ensure it is safe from electrical hazards during this season.
  13. Where there is a Power Cut after rains, do not attempt to fix yourself and do not call a quack technician. Refer any fault to IE through our Customer Service Contacts.
  14. For any other Safety Concerns, please send an email to hse@ikejaelectric.com

Ikeja Electric Inducts 32 Graduates Into Its Young Engineers Programme Scheme

As part of efforts aimed at developing human capacity through training, Ikeja Electric has inducted 32 graduates into its ‘Young Engineers Programme’ scheme which is a 12-month classroom and hands-on training and mentored by experienced engineers in the industry.

Borne out of the need to continuously refresh Ikeja Electric’s manpower with smart and passionate Young Engineers, the YEP scheme, since its inception in 2014 has admitted and graduated a total of 66 Young Engineers from the programme, many of whom have gone ahead to build successful careers at Ikeja Electric. (more…)

ADB President Advocates Cost Reflective Tariff

…As MAP Scheme Set to Launch May 1st

President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has stated that Nigeria needs to implement cost reflective tariff or else investors would shun the power sector.

He made the statement after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, where he further identified the need to urgently address liquidity constraints in the power sector as well as diversifying to other renewable energy sources as key to ending the energy crisis in the country.

He said these, in response to a question on what strategy Nigeria needs to adopt to address the energy crisis in the country.

In a related development, and following recent approvals by NERC, Mojec Meter Assets Management Company, a subsidiary of Mojec International Limited, has announced a partnership with various leading banks in Nigeria to provide retail financing for the rollout of prepaid meters to its customers within the coverage area of its partner Distribution Companies (DISCOs) across the country. Industry watchers have hailed this as a major step in the actualization of governments Meter Asset Providers (MAP) scheme.

The MAP scheme was approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) through a regulation meant for the provision, supply, installation and maintenance of end-user meters by Meter Asset Providers with a view to fast-tracking a closure of the metering gap and end estimated billing in Nigeria.

Recent agreements signed will see over 1 million customers in the franchise area of Ikeja Electric being metered by three approved installers.

Rollout is expected to commence May 1, 2019 with NERC promising to closely monitor the process to ensure overall compliance with the regulation and various service agreements by the MAP and electricity distribution licensees.