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IBEDC Improves Electricity Supply To Band A Customers



IBEDC Improves Electricity Supply To Band A Customers

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has improved its electricity supply to its Band A customers, delivering a cumulative minimum of 620 hours of power over the past two months.

This achievement was confirmed during a performance evaluation monitored by the regulator, News About Nigeria reports.

The success stems from upgrades and approvals received by IBEDC, which began with 30 Band A feeders in April.

The regulator’s subsequent approvals allowed the addition of another 30 feeders later that month, 30 more in May, and an additional 15 feeders.

These upgrades brought the total number of feeders to 83, comprising 34 11kV and 49 33kV feeders.

Engineer Francis Agoha, the Acting Managing Director of IBEDC, stressed the company’s dedication to meeting the expectations of customers across all tariff bands.

“IBEDC remains committed to meeting the service delivery expectations of all our customers across various tariff bands,” he stated.

“We continue to enhance our network upgrades within our coverage areas to ensure consistent and reliable electricity supply. In addition, we are working assiduously to ensure power supply to other bands improves significantly.”

Agoha said the IBEDC is focused on service excellence and continuous improvement is central to its mission of providing reliable and efficient electricity to customers.

He expressed gratitude for the support from both customers and the regulator in achieving this milestone.

“We appreciate the support of our customers and the regulator in achieving this significant milestone,” Agoha added.

In a related development, the House of Representatives recently called on the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to suspend the implementation of the new electricity tariff nationwide.

NERC had mandated electricity distribution companies to charge Band A consumers increased tariffs to ensure a stable power supply for those who could afford it.

However, many Nigerians have criticised NERC, alleging that most consumers were moved to Band A despite experiencing intermittent supply.