In its continued efforts to improve power supply through network upgrade, Kaduna Electric, in collaboration with its contractors, has installed over 130 new distribution transformers worth millions of naira.
The improvement of its infrastructure and network upgrade is to enable its numerous customers including individuals, organizations and communities under its franchise enjoy regular power supply.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Head of Corporate Communication of the company, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, noting that the newly installed transformers were in addition to hundreds of others installed by the company since its takeover.
“This year alone, across our franchise states, we installed 91 transformers in Kaduna, 12 in Kebbi, 11 in Sokoto and 16 in Zamfara states.
The new transformers installed have added over 30 megawatts capacity to our network thereby increasing our service delivery to the beneficiary communities,” the statement said.
The statement explained that the company has put in place quality checks to ensure standard and efficiency of the network.
“We have strict procedures that contractors must follow before we allow them to work on our network.
First, they must be accredited electrical contractors, the application process is online and we carry out pre installation and post installation inspection before installing any distribution transformer to our network,” it explained.
The statement decried the increasing spate of vandalism of distribution transformers, with the company loosing over N50 million worth of equipment to vandals and called on customers to be vigilant on the electricity facilities while also reciprocating the gesture of the company by paying their electricity bills promptly