NERC approves 12 additional Band A feeders for Kaduna Electric

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved 12 additional Band A feeders for Kaduna Electric.

With this development, customers on the newly approved feeders shall enjoy a minimum of 20 hours of power supply with likely over 100 percent pay rise.

One 11kV feeder and 12 33kV feeders were approved. Kaduna Electric’s Band A feeder count has now risen from 25 to 37.

Since April 1st, all Band A feeders across Kaduna Electric’s franchise in Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara, and Kebbi have been enjoying a minimum of 20 hours of power supply daily while others on lower bands have been complaining of epileptic power supply.

According to the Head of Corporate Communication of Kaduna Electric, Abdullahi Abdulazeez, in an Order issued on April 19, 2024, NERC said “the Commission has reviewed and considered KAEDC’s request for additional feeders to be classified as Band A.

“Accordingly, the Commission hereby approves additional One (1) Nos of 11kV and Eleven (11) Nos of 33kV feeders provided in schedules 1 and 2 below to have met the minimum service requirements and be reclassified as Band A Feeders”.

The newly approved Band A feeders include; 11kV Commercial feeders in Kaduna, 33KV Fadama 1, and Fadama 2 feeders in Birnin Kebbi. Other approved 33kV feeders in Kaduna are; 33KV Abakpa, 33KV NAF, 33KV Doka, and 33KV Water Works which all radiate from the Mando transmission station. 33KV Mogadishu located at Power Station in Kaduna was also approved.

Also approved for upgrading to Band A include 33KV Aviation and 33KV PZ feeders in Zaria, 33KV Narayi in Kaduna, and 33KV Power House in Gusau.

Reacting to the development, Kaduna Electric’s Chief Operating Officer, Sadiq Mohammed, said the approval is a welcome development and a testament to the company’s full compliance with delivering the minimum hours of supply to its Band A feeders.

He said this will spur Kaduna Electric to put in more effort to ensure that customers on the new feeders enjoy power supply with minimal interruption.

Source: The Sun


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