Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, has commissioned a new 1x15MVA/33/11Kv Injection Substation at Poly Junction, Bida, Niger state.
The substation was partly funded by the Niger State Government and a former House of Representatives member, Mohammed Faruk.
As a result of the commissioning, AEDC says electricity supply to the ancient town and the surrounding villages in Bida will improve significantly.
The Managing Director of AEDC, Engr. Adeoye Fadeyibi, speaking at the event affirms that the new substation would allow AEDC to distribute more power in the area.
“The essence of having this substation is to improve the quality of electricity. Rather than having the low voltage electricity that Bida and its environs are used to, they will now have improved supply with high voltage.
“The project will give us the courage to demand for more electricity to be deposited in Bida for the use of citizens”, he explained.
In addition, the Chief Technical Officer of AEDC, Engr. Kassim Abdulahi Burkullu emphasised on the new substation capacity.
“The substation gives us greater control over supply into the area. In periods where energy is low the whole of Bida will be out but when you segment it with injection Substations you create flexibility that allows some parts of the area to have supply”, he noted.