Residents of three northern states are gearing up for a significant power supply disruption as the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JED) announces a planned six-day power outage. This move, aimed at enhancing the region’s power infrastructure, has been set in motion by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to bolster the overall reliability of electricity distribution.
JED’s Head of Corporate Communications, Dr. Friday Elijah, has reached out to customers, urging them to remain patient and understanding during this temporary inconvenience. The announcement was officially released in Jos on a Saturday, with the company underlining its steadfast commitment to elevating service standards and ensuring a more robust power distribution network across the area.
The pivotal objective behind this scheduled power outage revolves around the safe installation of a gantry beam for the new APO line. This line will be integrated with the existing Lafia line-Jos 330kv double circuit, and the responsibility for its implementation rests with the Local Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractors affiliated with TCN. While this strategic endeavor mandates a temporary suspension of power supply, the long-term advantages for the stability and dependability of electricity distribution in the region are noteworthy.
Throughout the duration of the planned outage, there will be an intensified form of load shedding. This measure is necessitated by the fact that the Jos 330KV complex will be powered via the Kaduna-Jos 330KV line. Load shedding, which involves carefully managing electricity demand during peak periods, is a vital technique for maintaining grid stability while installation work is underway.
JED is making a sincere appeal to its valued customers to exhibit patience and empathy throughout this process. The company’s resolute dedication to providing improved services and an uninterrupted power supply experience remains unwavering. Although the temporary power disruption might cause inconveniences, it serves as a stepping stone toward creating a more dependable and resilient power infrastructure, ultimately benefiting both residents and businesses in the northern states.
JED advises customers to stay updated through official channels and adhere to the guidelines provided by local authorities as the planned outage progresses. While short-term discomfort is inevitable, the long-term gains in terms of an upgraded electricity distribution network are certainly worth the brief wait.
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