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IBEDC gives update on 33kV double-circuit overhead lines

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has given an update on the Abeokuta-Sagamu-Mowe 33kV dual-circuit line and emphasised its commitment to the completion of the ongoing construction work.

This is contained in a statement signed and made available on Wednesday by the company’s chief technical officer, Akin Abiodun.

The statement said that work had reached an advanced stage regarding the ongoing construction of the double circuit 33kV overhead lines from the new transmission station through Sagamu Interchange to Mowe, which is divided into five segments.

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He added that it was awarded to different contractors to speed up its completion.

Abiodun said completion of the project would enable communities in Mowe, Magboro, Ibafo and their surrounding environments to benefit from the newly inaugurated Abeokuta Transmission Station at Kobape.

He said currently, four segments of the project, representing 80% of the overall project, have been completed.

The completed sections of the lines had been soaked, while the contractor assigned the remaining 20% of the segment is on-site working assiduously to ensure its completion.

Abiodun, however, explained that there was a bottleneck created by the ongoing construction of the third over-head bridge a few kilometres to the Sagamu Interchange.

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“This has prevented the linkage of the existing 33kV line with the new lines that are proposed to serve as alternatives to the line coming from Oke-Aro TCN Substation.

“On behalf of the management of IBEDC, I wish to appeal to our customers in Mowe, Ibafo, Magboro and their surrounding environments to remain patient and rest assured of improved supply in the shortest possible time.”

“IBEDC is not insensitive to the present irregular supply being experienced in Mowe, Ibafo, Magboro and their surrounding environments, we sincerely apologise for all the inconveniences this present situation might have caused our esteemed customers.”

“We are also appealing to our unmetered customers in these localities to be rest assured of getting metered through the National Mass Metering Program (NMMP) and any other scheme that may be approved by the regulator,” Abiodun said.

Nomvuyo Tena
Nomvuyo Tena is a Content Producer at Clarion Events Africa and is as passionate about the energy transition in Africa as she is about music and Beyonce.