The Kano Electric Distribution Company (KEDCO) has lamented over the rate of vandalization of assets and what it termed as theft of energy which includes meter bypass, illegal connection, and reconnection as well as double feeding.
This was made known by Vijay Kumar, the Chief Operations Officer of the company while addressing newsmen, during the celebration of the 7th year anniversary of the distribution company yesterday.
He condemned the activities of unauthorized persons termed NEPA 2, and also the refusal of some customers to pay their bills as and when due.
He said, ‘The company is faced with multiple challenges that hinder the efficient supply of electricity that include among others, vandalization of distribution of assets as well as what it termed theft of energy that includes meter bypass, illegal connection, and reconnection as well as double feeding.’
‘We are also concerned about the nonchalant attitude of some customers in the settling of their bills as well as transmission interface challenges and grid instability.’
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Kumar had earlier spoken on the company’s achievement in the year 2020. He stated that they have added a new distribution capacity of 318,050KVA and have also added 291.29 distribution lines within their area of operation.
He disclosed the future plans of the company to aggressively bridge the metering gap to ensure that all its customers are metered by 2022.
‘We shall aggressively bridge the metering gap within our franchise and ensure that all our customers are metered before the end of 2022’, Kumar added.
Recently, KEDCO embarked on the distribution of free prepaid made available by the Federal Government.
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