The managing director/CEO of Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc (AEDC), Engr. Ernest Mupwaya, has disclosed that since the current management took over the company in November, 2013,it has replaced and installed over 630 transformers at the cost of N903 million to enhance its service to customers.
In addition, the company has since the introduction of a metering system delivered about 870 megawatts (MW) of electricity to consumers.
A statement issued by AEDC’s head, Corporate Communications, Oyebode Fadipe, said Mupwaya made this disclosure last weekend while hosting members of the national executive council of the Nigerian Institute of Power Engineers (NIPE), who paid a visit to the headquarters of the AEDC in Abuja.
Speaking on the successes recorded by the company, so far, Mupwaya further revealed that the installation of automated meter reading (AMR) equipment has enabled the company to monitor attempts to tamper with meters by some customers.
He equally announced that the company was in the process of collecting vital data on its customers to speed up stakeholders’ engagement and information sharing, particularly during outages.
He specifically disclosed that with the customer data obtained so far, AEDC has started notifying its customers about scheduled and unscheduled outages through their cell phones.
He also explained that the company was seriously making efforts to reduce the average technical, commercial and collection (ATC & C) losses, stressing that this would lead to enhancing the company’s efficiency in delivery improved services to its customers.
In his opening remarks, the NIPE president, Engr. Israel Abraham , said his delegation was at the AEDC to rub minds and share knowledge with the company’s management team.