The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC), has explained that the drop in power supply availability within its network was due to low power generation caused by gas constraints to the thermal generating companies.
To this end, the 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 the 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.
In a statement on Friday, EEDC’s Head, communications, Chukwuemeka Ezeh, said the situation has equally impacted on the quality of service to her customers, as the company is contending with very low energy allocation wheeled to them by the TCN for distribution to it customers.
According to Ezeh, a situation that has left the company load-shedding available power to ensure it goes round.
“We seek the understanding of our esteemed customers on the fact that we can only distribute what is allocated to us, and that this situation is beyond us and that it is not peculiar to EEDC.
“It is hoped that the situation is addressed soon so that normal distribution will return.
“EEDC is committed to providing improved services to its esteemed customers.
Also clarifying on the development, the transmission company of Nigeria, TCN, announced that there has been a gradual decrease in available generation into the grid due to gas constraints to thermal generating companies.
This TCN has impacted the quantum of bulk power available on the transmission grid for onward transmission to the distribution load centres nationwide.
TCN, in a statement on Friday, signed by the general manager, Ndidi Mbam, said the company is doing everything possible in collaboration with stakeholders in the power sector to ensure that it continues to keep the grid intact in spite of the current low power generated into the system.