AEDC Explains Poor Electricity Supply in Abuja: Insufficient Power Allocation to Blame

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The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has addressed the ongoing issue of unstable power supply in Abuja, attributing it to insufficient power allocation to the region.

In a statement released via its official channels, the management of AEDC acknowledged the recent challenges faced by customers due to unstable power supply. They highlighted that the root cause of this problem lies in the inadequate allocation of power to their distribution network.

The statement read, “Dear valued customers, We would like to inform you that we are aware of the unstable power supply experienced in recent times essentially caused by insufficient power allocation to us. This has constrained us to implement load curtailment directives across our franchise to manage the situation for grid stability.”

To address the issue and maintain grid stability, AEDC has been compelled to implement load curtailment measures, which may involve temporary interruptions of power supply to certain areas for limited periods.

Recognizing the inconvenience caused by these interruptions, AEDC expressed sincere apologies to its customers and assured them of efforts to minimize the impact of the outages. The company emphasized its commitment to keeping customers informed and updated on the situation as it progresses.

The ongoing gas constraints affecting available generation into the grid, as reported by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in January, have contributed to the decrease in bulk power available for transmission to distribution load centres nationwide. This situation further exacerbates the challenges faced by AEDC in providing stable electricity supply to its customers in Abuja.

Despite the difficulties, AEDC reassured customers of its dedication to resolving the issue and appreciated their continued support and patience during this challenging period.