KEDCO to TCN: We’re losing revenue over burnt 60MVA transformer

By Mustapha Usman 

The Kano Electricity Distribution, KEDCO, on Friday called on the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, to speed up the repairs of the 60MVA transformer that was gutted by fire at Dan Agundi Transmission Station in Kano State, in December last year.

In a statement signed by the KEDCO’s spokesman, Mohammed Kandi, and obtained by DAILY NIGERIAN, the company noted that the ugly incident had led to severe load-shedding at some ‘high-brow’ areas which were its ‘cash cow’.

Mr Kandi said the company was losing huge revenue as a result of the breakdown.

He bemoaned how lack of stable electricity supply in affected was crippling economic activities.

He said the affected areas major central business area in the Kano metropolis which included Nasarawa GRA, Tarauni, Badawa and Ibrahim Taiwo road.

“These affected areas which used to enjoy near 24hrs of power supply have now been subjected to massive load-shedding because the burnt transformer is lying paralyzed in the transmission station.

“This situation is regrettable. The development has not only hindered us from serving our esteemed customers efficiently but also has a serious effect on the revenue generation of the company,” Mr Kandi said.

 The spokesman, however, appealed to the TCN to not only repair the burnt transformer, but to provide additional 60MVA transformer for improved electricity supply in the area, and the state as a whole.

He also called on customers to exercise more patience as all hands were on deck to ensure better service delivery.