The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has voiced its distress over substantial revenue losses incurred during extended power outages across various regions in Anambra State.
Emeka Ezeh, the Head of Corporate Communications at EEDC, conveyed these concerns on a recent occasion while outlining the areas significantly affected by the ongoing power outage, which encompassed cities like Awka, Onitsha, Ekwulobia, and more.
The situation has left Awka, the capital city of Anambra, and other parts of the state without electricity for an extended period.
Ezeh attributed the persistent blackout to a system malfunction at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Station located in Onitsha, a crucial distribution point serving various areas in Anambra.
He informed that TCN engineers had already identified the fault and were actively engaged in its resolution to expedite power restoration. He appealed to EEDC customers for patience during this time.
Furthermore, Ezeh underscored the dire consequences of this ongoing blackout, revealing that it had resulted in significant revenue losses, amounting to multiple millions of Naira, and cautioned that if the issue is not promptly resolved, it could escalate to billion-Naira losses.
“We deeply regret the disruption in power supply in Anambra; it stems from a breakdown at the TCN source in Onitsha. As a business entity, EEDC extends its sincere apologies to our numerous customers who are grappling with substantial revenue losses, which could potentially reach billions if the power supply is not swiftly restored,” he emphasized.