Kaduna Electric, the operator of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, has attributed the current intermittent interruption of power supply in the company’s franchise area to low power allocation from the national grid.
The company said the low power allocation was as a result of vandalism of gas pipelines and other oil facilities in the South-South and South-West regions of the country.
Chief Engineering and Technical Services Officer of the firm, Engr Bello A. Musa, who made the disclosure while fielding question from newsmen in Kaduna on Tuesday, said the Transmission Company of Nigeria announced a drastic shortfall in the national power generation and mandated all distribution companies, including Kaduna Electric, to maintain limited power allocation.
He said the distribution companies are also being directed at short notice to further drop load to avert complete system collapse, hence, the power rationing embarked upon by the company.
Musa explained that “the frequency in the national grid has been fluctuating and highly unstable lately”, adding that “Kaduna Electric was allocated only 181 megawatts today (yesterday) for distribution in Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states, the operational territory of the company as against 410 megawatts that was hitherto allocated to the company”.