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KEDCO commissions 170 new transformers

Jun 14, 2019
Misc
Posted by Patrick Haddad

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has commissioned 170 transformers and 60 operational vehicles to boost power supply in its franchise areas across Nigeria.

These areas comprising of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states.

The Managing Director of the company, Jamilu  Gwamna, while commissioning the equipment said the gesture was to boost power supply and achieve quality service delivery to its customers.

According to him, “the four objectives of the company, which include improving its  revenue generation, Customer Centric, good working environment and ensuring a harmoniously working relationship are meant to satisfy customers.”

He said the company would soon launch a metering scheme, which he expects will help even out customers’ bills.

He said; “we are improving gradually despite the fact that we have not reached where we want to be in power distribution in Nigeria. I assure you that in the next two years, KEDCO is going to be the beat power distribution company in the country,”

Gwamna reported that the company is yet to turn a profit in the last five years, disclosing that the company is running at such a loss that none of its shareholders had been able to get their dividends.

He further disclosed that the firm would partner with Shell Foundation to invest $2 billion in upgrades over the next three years to improve distribution.

The equipment reportedly includes 500KVA11, 500KVA 33, 300KVA11 and 300KVA33 transformers.

 

Source: Blueprint

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Power Transformer, Chickerell / Nigel Mykura / Geograph / CC BY-SA 2.0

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