Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, alerted its customers in Utako, Wuye, Human Rights Radio, Suncity estate, Galadimawa, Kabusa Garden, Idu Industrial, Idu Railway Station, Open University, CITEC Mbora estate, Durumi, Games Village, Lugbe Across, Pyakassa, Chika, Kunchinhoro, Brains & Hammer and evirons to its plan to interrupt power supplies to them for three days.
According to the AEDC spokesperson, Bode Fadipe, in a statement on Tuesday, the essence of this interruption was to enable the maintenance crew of the TCN re-string the vandalised portion of the 132kV line transporting energy from Gwagwalada transmission station to Apo/Kukwaba Transmission Stations.
He said the listed districts would experience interruption of electricity supply to their homes, offices and other areas of activities between today January 26th and January 28th, 2021.
He said that in order to cushion the effect of the three days of interruption, AEDC had worked out modalities to back feed some of the affected areas, where possible.
“This will, however, engender a load shedding regime since existing nearby feeders will be saddled with more loads that they hitherto were not carrying,” he stated.
While appealing for the understanding of the affected customers, AEDC said the replacement and restoration of the Gwagwalada – Kukwaba 132kV line by the TCN would give it the opportunity to optimise the use of the line for the benefit of its customers.
It could be recalled that the TCN Gwagwalada/Kukwaba 132kV line had suffered several attacks in the hands of vandals in recent times, thus making it difficult for customers and service providers to put the line to beneficial use.