Domicent Etsese, Director, AK-AY Elektric Contracting Firm, which is handling the Asaba power sub-station project, said on Sunday that the project would now be inaugurated on Aug 28. Mr. Etsese, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Asaba, said the 330/132/33KV sub-station was earlier scheduled to be inaugurated on Monday.
He told NAN that the one-month extension of the inauguration date was to enable the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to complete work on the high tension lines from Benin to Onitsha. He explained that the high tension would feed the sub-station which would guarantee uninterrupted power supply to Asaba, Ibusa, Ogwashi, Agbor, Okpanam and other communities in Delta.
The area is currently supplied power from one feeder in Obosi sub-station in neighbouring Anambra State. Mr. Etsese said the new sub-station in Asaba which has six feeders has room for expansion. He said that with the inauguration of this sub-station project, it would sustain electricity supply within the state and the outskirts of the state would also benefit. “We had planned to commission the station by the end of this month but rain has not really been a very good friend. We have almost concluded the pre-commissioning test. “But the contractor handling the Benin-Onitsha high tension lines has yet to put the terminal towers for the connection of the lines into the sub-station,” the director said. (NAN) –