EEDC: Gas Shortage Reason for Poor Electricity Supply in S’East 

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka 

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has said that gas shortage is one of one reasons for the poor electricity supply in Anambra and other South-east states.

A statement by the Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, said the company is seeking the understanding of its customers, saying it can only distribute what the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) gave to it.

The statement read: “We wish to inform our esteemed customers that the current state of power supply within its network which has resulted in a drop in supply availability is due to low power generation caused by gas constraints to the thermal generating companies.

“This situation is beyond us, and this is not peculiar to EEDC. This development has resulted in low generation, leading to a reduction in the quantum of daily megawatt hour (MWH) of energy allocated to distribution companies nationwide.

Consequently, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), which is our primary source of power supply is constrained, as they only transmit what is generated and have resorted to System Load-shedding to forestall possible system collapse.”

He said the situation will be addressed soon so that normal distribution would return.

“This situation has equally impacted the quality of service to our customers, as we are contending with very low energy allocation wheeled to us by the TCN for distribution to our customers. A situation that has left us load-shedding available power to ensure it goes round.”

“EEDC is committed to providing improved services to her esteemed customers.”

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