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Rainstorm, cause of distribution hiccups – EEDC

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THE Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) has explained that windstorm is the cause of the challenge it faces in distributing power to energy consumers in her network.

  The DisCo attributed the loss of supply currently being experienced by its clients to the heavy rain and windstorm which occurred in the early morning, last Tuesday.

   According to the company’s head of communications, Emeka Ezeh, the heavy rain which led to power outage on most of its 33KV and 11KV feeders caused the loss of several high tension (HT) and low tension (LT) poles, aluminum conductors and other line accessories.

  In a release issued yesterday in Enugu, Mr. Ezeh disclosed that “the heavy storm which occurred yesterday (Tuesday) in Enugu and Anambra States, and in the early hours of today at Imo and Abia States respectively, destroyed electrical installations within the affected states, but mostly in Enugu State.

  “As a result of this, some of our feeders are out on fault, and this has led to loss of electricity supply to our customers in the affected areas”.

   He however assured EEDC customers that the company’s technical team are already working to evaluate the damages and immediately carry out repairs.

  “We appeal for understanding of our customers, while we assess the situation, work at addressing them and restoring power supply to the affected customers”

  “We regret the inconvenience this situation has caused our esteemed customers and assure them that supply will be gradually restored as repairs are completed”, Ezeh said.

  He added that EEDC customers can use the company’s contact channels to report faults, lodge complaints or make enquiries

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