Electricity Company Blames Technical Faults As FCT Experiences Power Outage

The impacted feeders were identified as L36, H23, H33, and 8 by the company's management in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has stated that the ongoing power outage in certain areas of Abuja is due to technical faults on several of its feeders.

The company’s management, in a statement released on Monday in Abuja, identified the affected feeders as L36, H23, H33, and 8.

“This is to inform residents in parts of Abuja that the power outage currently being experienced is due to technical faults on feeders L36, H23, H33 and 8 respectively.

“Locations affected: are feeder L36-Entire Idu industrial, CITEC Estate, Efab Global, Babaginda Estate, Nizamaye Hospital and its environs.

“FH 23-Airport, River Park, Shoprite, NIPCO, Dunamis Church, NIGCOMSAT and its environs,’’ it said.

The company said that Feeder FH33 was also affected and this comprises Apo Mechanic Village, Waru Village and its environs. The company also said that Feeder 8 which has Jabi, Parts of Utako, Life Camp, Kado, Efab, Zango Daura, and Mbora Estates and its environs was also affected.

According to AEDC, its technical team is working tirelessly to rectify the fault and restore the power supply as quickly as possible and regrets any inconvenience caused.

consumers can play a role in supporting the AEDC’s efforts to mitigate power outages by reporting faults promptly, adhering to safety guidelines, and conserving energy where possible. By working together, stakeholders across the electricity value chain can contribute to the creation of a more resilient and reliable power supply system that meets the needs of all Nigerians.

The ongoing power outage in certain areas of Abuja serves as a stark reminder of the technical challenges facing the AEDC and the broader electricity sector in Nigeria. While technical faults on feeders such as L36, H23, H33, and 8 have disrupted electricity supply, the AEDC is working diligently to restore power and address the underlying issues. Moving forward, concerted efforts are needed to modernize the power infrastructure, enhance maintenance practices, and improve the overall quality of service for consumers.

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