IN its effort to boost power supply in Nigeria and also partner electricity distribution companies in providing technical assistance, Power Africa, a U.S. Government-led initiative coordinated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to double electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa, has supplied Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) with some technical equipment aimed at boosting the logistical and technical foundation of the company.
The official delivery of the items was performed at Eko Disco Corporate Headquarters in Marina recently.
Speaking during the delivery ceremony, the chairman of the Board of Eko Disco, Mr. Charles Itse Momoh, expressed his satisfaction on the positive outcome of the partnership between the two bodies, adding that the choice of Eko Disco as one of the four Distribution Companies for the Power Africa partnership would go a long way in building a new culture of excellence that has been the focus of the core investors of the company since 2013.
Mr Momoh also indicated that the partnership has already added much value and produced real dividends.
According to Godwin Idemudia, General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, “The equipment supplied will support the attainment of performance-improvement goals of the partnership, according to Power Africa and Eko Disco representatives.
“Two state-of-the-art Zera Test Systems are among the equipment provided and are designed to help reduce Aggregate Technical, Commercial and Collection (ATC&C) losses in the company.
“Apart from the test systems, other equipment expected to be supplied include 200 DT statistic meters with all accessories (CTs, Switchers, Boxes and etc) to boost metering efficiency and billing accuracy, as well as one bucket truck to boost operational efficiency in an overhead line tracing and fault clearing.”