The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, or EEDC, has been ordered by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, or NERC, to disconnect all unauthorized 33 kV and 11 kV transformers within its licence.
In accordance with the NEMSA Act, 2015, the Nigerian Electricity Supply and Installation Standards Regulation 2015, the order was included in an enforcement notice issued by NERC on Friday.
The organization in charge of regulating electricity disapproved of the casual manner in which some Electricity Distribution Companies, or DisCos, go about their business without abiding by the rules.
The following 33kV and 11kV transformer installations connected without the required inspection, testing, and certification by NEMSA are to be promptly disconnected, according to NERC’s warning.
It outlined the 13 installations to be disconnected by the power firm to include the 1x500kVA, 33/0.415kV substation at Immigration Services Office Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway, Emene, Enugu; 1x200kVA, 33/0,415kV substation at Built Mart Plaza, Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Independence Layout Phase 2, Enugu; 1x300kVA, 33/0.415kV substation at a palm kernel factory, Centenary City Junction, Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Enugu.
Others include the 1x100kVA, 33/0.415kV pole mounted substation connected to a residential/hotel building along Centenary City Road, before Centenary City gate, off Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Enugu; 1x500kVA, 33/0.415kV substation at Heliu Estate, opposite Centenary City Junction; 1x500kVA, 33/0.415kV substation at Plaza opposite Majestic Suites, Centenary Street; 1x500kVA, 33/0.415kV substation at Centenary Street Junction connected to the RMU.