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PHEDC targets 180 days for steady power supply in four states

11 December 2013, 20:01

Port Harcourt - The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) on Tuesday projected that it would take between 100 days and 180 days to stabilise power supply in the four states under its jurisdiction.

The states are Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers states.

 Matthew Edevbie, the Managing Director of 4Power Consortium, owners of PHEDC, made the disclosure while addressing workers at the inauguration of the in company in Port Harcourt.

4Power Consortium Ltd acquired some assets of PHCN during the just concluded power sector reform.

 Edevbie said the projected days would enable the company to restructure its management and put mechanisms in place towards improved electricity supply.

“We have a very challenging task ahead, but we are confident that we will succeed in satisfying customers and also make profit from our investments.

“Workers must brace up to meet the Federal Government and customers’ expectations in providing efficient and stable electricity supply to our catchment states.

“The challenges facing the company in providing stable electricity supply are enormous, but we are equally convinced that the opportunities in the sector are enormous.

“In this transition period of 100 to 180 days, we will also focus on upgrading our network as well as harmonise our electricity billings to ensure the company’s survival,” he said.

Edevbie called on workers to abstain from acts that would derail the Federal Government’s power sector reform.

-  NAN


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