EKEDC ac­quires mo­bile trans­form­ers to boost ser­vices

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EKO Elec­tric­ity Dis­tri­bu­tion Com­pany says it has taken de­liv­ery of its newly pur­chased 15MVA 33/11KV Mo­bile Power Trans­form­ers as part of ef­forts to im­prove power sup­ply within its net­work.

EKEDC dis­closed this on Fri­day in a state­ment signed by its Gen­eral Man­ager, Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Mr God­win Ide­mu­dia.

He said the pur­chase of the trans­form­ers would pro­mote un­in­ter­rupted power sup­ply in its cov­er­age ar­eas.

He said, “These mo­bile trans­form­ers will im­me­di­ately re­place failed power trans­form­ers pend­ing re­pairs or re­place­ment. Mo­bile trans­form­ers are trans­form­ers that can be eas­ily moved from place to place.

“They’re of­ten used in emer­gency sit­u­a­tions or as tem­po­rary so­lu­tions for the sup­ply of elec­tri­cal power to ar­eas ex­pe­ri­enc­ing power short­age due to fail­ure of the ex­ist­ing power trans­former.”

Ac­cord­ing to Ide­mu­dia, the ini­tia­tive will en­sure speedy restora­tion of power sup­ply, main­te­nance of un­in­ter­rupted power, re­duc­tion of load shed­ding, sus­te­nance of rev­enue col­lec­tion, re­duc­tion in Ag­gre­gate Tech­ni­cal, Com­mer­cial and Col­lec­tion losses and pro­vi­sion of ad­e­quate time for re­pair op­er­a­tions.

“It’s a great way to wrap up 2019 and start a pro­duc­tive 2020,” he added.

Ide­mu­dia said in­jec­tion sub­sta­tions in Vic­to­ria Is­land and Ag­bara re­cently suf­fered acute power loss due to fail­ure of some power trans­form­ers, adding that such sit­u­a­tions of­ten re­sulted in mas­sive loss of po­ten­tial rev­enue for the cus­tomer and the com­pany.

Ac­cord­ing to him, this is a proof of the com­pany’s com­mit­ment to en­sur­ing 100 per cent cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion through the im­prove­ment of ser­vices.

He, there­fore, urged cus­tomers to pay bills on time as the pay­ments “are in­stru­men­tal to the fund­ing of EKEDC projects.”

The power firm also an­nounced that it had re­ceived the award for the com­pany with the most im­proved Hu­man Re­sources process through the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Hu­man Re­source In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem.

EKEDC re­ceived the recog­ni­tion at the Char­tered In­sti­tute of Per­son­nel Man­age­ment Awards Night on Thurs­day in La­gos, ac­cord­ing to an­other state­ment.

The firm said it was com­mended for its “ef­forts to­wards im­prove­ment of HR prac­tices and out­stand­ing per­for­mance in per­son­nel man­age­ment in the power sec­tor.”

While thank­ing the or­gan­is­ers of the award, com­pany’s Chief Hu­man Re­sources Of­fi­cer, Aik Alenkhe, lauded the EKEDC team for con­tribut­ing in no small measure to­wards the recog­ni­tion.

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