New Odongunyan transmission station to boost power supply in Ikorodu, says Ikeja Electric

Fashola during the commissioning in Lagos
Ikeja Electric (IE) on Tuesday assured Ikorodu residents of increased power supply with the commissioning of the new Odongunyan 2x60mva transmission substation.

Felix Ofulue, IE spokesman, said in a statement that the company would boost power supply to its customers in the area as a result of the new facility.

According to Ofulue, among communities that will enjoy the facility include Odongunyan, Agbede, Odonla, Ogijo, Igbosoro, Ita-Oluwo, Poboyejo, Agodo, Cantonment, Fakale, Ita-Elewa, Odo-Kekere, Agbede and environs.

Acting Managing Director of IE, Anthony Youdeowei, said the completion of Odongunyan Transmission Station by Transmission Company of Nigeria helped in meeting demands of industrial, commercial and residential customers in Ikorodu.

“Ikeja Electric has commenced plans for maximum utilisation of the new transmission capacity available at Odongunyan Transmission Station immediately after the commissioning exercise.

“Six 33 KV feeders will be radiated from the new two 60 MVA transformers immediately,” he said.

He said that the Odongunyan substation would relieve the workload on the existing Sabo Transmission Station in Ikorodu.

“This will  reduce the pressure on the network for stable and quality power to customers.

”The company has also embarked on network expansion and rehabilitation in order to fully utilize the new capacity to effectively deliver power to customer for sustainable socio-economic development,” Youdeowei said.

He said that the company had embarked on rehabilitation and network expansion on the aging infrastructure for excellent service delivery to customers.

“The development has witnessed the replacement of Power Transformer at Mangoro and Adekunle Fajuyi Injection Substations.

” We have rehabilitated and commissioned Maryland, Ogudu and Iju Injection Substations, while Power Transformers were also reconditioned at Oke-Afa, Itire, Alausa, Adaranijo and Ekoro Injection Substations,” he said.

He said that rehabilitation works were ongoing at Ilupeju and Alaja Injection Substations where all  11KV panels were replaced with new ones to boost reliable power supply to the areas.

The Disco boss called on customers in its network to ensure that they settle their bills promptly to enable the company meet its financial obligations to the sector.

Youdeowei was represented by the Chief Technical Coordinator, Mr Sunday Oyewole. (NAN)

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