As Govt Takes Delivery of 170 Transformers
BY FIDELIS EGUGBO
DELTA State Commissioner for Energy, Hon. Charles Emetulu has said electricity supply will get a boost in the next few weeks as the state has taken delivery of electricity transformers.
Speaking exclusively to THE POINTER yesterday in a telephone interview, Hon. Emetulu said the state has taken delivery of 170 transformers and is still expecting more which will be fixed in “different parts of the state to reinforce and boost electricity supply.”
He disclosed that more than 262 transformers would be delivered to the state, emphasizing that the state capital, Asaba is to get a new 7.5 sub-station to ensure that residents of the state capital get improved electricity supply.
Also, Abbi Community will get 7.5 sub-station while Olomoro 2.5 MVA sub station would be upgraded to 7.5 MVA because, “it is seriously overstretched and overloaded.”
Hon. Emetulu said that Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan is aware of the importance of steady power supply in his quest in making Delta State the economic hub of the country reiterating that transformers that are still being expected are that between 2.5 to 7.5 MVA.
“Within the next few weeks, work will commence because we want steady power supply in all parts of the state,” Hon. Emetulu said.