Ikeja Electric Upgrades Network In Akowonjo And Abule-Egba Business Units To Improve Power Supplyikj
As part of its efforts to strengthen its network and oost power supply to customers across its coverage area, Ikeja Electric, Nigeria’s largest electricity distribution company, has embarked on several projects aimed at expanding the network and enhancing service delivery to the Company’s customers within Akowonjo and Abule-Egba Business Units’ network.
Head, Corporate Communications, Felix Ofulue disclosed that the Company, as part of its commitment to delivering exceptional service embarked on this project not only to upgrade its network, but more importantly to boost power supply and improve services to customers in the areas where the projects are located.
“These projects were necessary to address issues of fluctuations, load-shedding and perennial faults often resulting to downtime within the affected areas, as well as reduce economic impact of power cuts experienced by customers within these communities”, Ofulue explained.
Some of the projects executed as mentioned by Ofulue include insstallation of 14 distribution transformers within the Akowonjo Business Unit, the diversion of load from Alakuko 11KV Feeder to Akera, expansion of Adiyan 11KV to Ijoko, creation of a feeder from Obawole 1x15MVA and installation of distribution transformers at Hercules Estate.
Ofulue listed some of the areas that will benefit from the projects as Ayolo, Mercyland, Olorunisola and Odo Adamo all in Ayobo area, Ijoko, Adiyan, Alakuko, Ope-Ilu, Oko-Oba, Oke-Aro, Gowon Estate, and Egbeda area. Other areas expected to benefit from the projects are Alagbado, Abule-Odu and Aboru in Alimosho local government.
He appealed to communities where these projects are situated, to ensure vigilance of the equipment as well as partnering with the Company for improved and qualitative services, especially with regards to regular payment of electricity bills. He noted that regular payment of bills and other outstanding owed Ikeja Electric will support the efforts of the Company to provide more services.
Ofulue reiterated that the Company’s commitment to provision of quality, reliable and exceptional service delivery, remains its focal point for the year, noting that the Company is presently carrying out network optimization projects in other parts of its network which are expected to be completed soon.