Power Supply To Worsen In Lekki, Ikoyi, VI As EKDC Begins Upgrade


Power supply in some parts of Lagos may worsen from tomorrow as power rationing commences.

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) announced on Monday that beginning from May 3, there will be power rationing in Lekki, Ikoyi, Victoria Island and some parts of Ajah.

A statement by the General Manager, Corporate Communications Unit of EKEDC, Mr Godwin Idemudia said this is to enable the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to upgrade both Line 1 and Line 2 of Ajah-Alagbon transmission line from 132kv to 330kv.

According to the statement, during the upgrade operation which would last between three to four weeks, the Lekki transmission injection sub-station which served those areas would be completely shut down.

“To ensure that the areas are not completely out of supply during the duration of the upgrade operation, alternative power supply arrangement would be made through back-feeding operation to the areas from Alagbon Transmission injection sub-station via Ijora,” the statement a copy of which was made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said.

“We appeal to customers to show understanding and bear with the situation during the period of the facility upgrade exercise.

“All efforts will be made to ensure equitable distribution of available power to all customers,” the statement said.

The power distribution company also assured customers that by the time the upgrade is completed, it would result in tremendous improvement in power supply to all customers in the area.