The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) hereby appeal for the understanding of the Lalupon communities whilst we remind them of the strides we have been making to resolve the issues of the low power supply.
The Lalupon 33kV Feeder, is a leg on Adogba 33kV feeder from Ibadan North 132/33kV Transmission Substation, located at Shasha, in Ojoo area. This feeder supplies electricity to Olodo, Lalupon, Iyana-Offa, Ejioku and Oyedeji communities. This same feeder with a load demand of 27MW also feeds Adogba and Akobo Injection Substations.
These same Injection Substations are the ones feeding Iwo Road, Monatan, New-Ife Road, Akobo, Estate and Iyana Church and so on. Meanwhile, Adogba 33kV feeder is limited to 17MW due to transformer limitation at the Transmission Station.
Management of IBEDC in response to this inherited albatross from the defunct PHCN has rehabilitated the Lalupon 33kV line by reconductoring and changing failed components on the line.
IBEDC also re-channeled twenty-seven (27) Tee-Offs from the line to New Asejire 33kV feeder in order to reduce the load on Lalupon 33kV line.
As part of remedies under proposal, IBEDC Management plans to run a new 33kV line from Iwo Transmission Substation to Lalupon, thereby changing the source of supply from Ibadan North Transmission Substation to Iwo Transmission Substation.
With this, we believe the much desired respite would be achieved.
However, funding of the project which hitherto has been hampering the execution is now receiving priority attention. It is also planned that when this line is completed, an Injection Substation will be constructed at Lalupon to complement the line project.
Secondly, IBEDC Management is in collaboration with Oyo State Government and the Management of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to have another 330/132/33kV Transmission Substation (similar to that at Ayede, Ibadan) at Egbeda area.
Furthermore, for any relationship to thrive, it must be mutually beneficial.
The consistent rejection of our electricity bills, apathy to payment and assault on our staff when carrying out their lawful duties by some customers at Lalupon community frustrates our laudable business projections for Lalupon and its environs.
This attitude is negative and counter-productive. We hereby appeal to the good people of Lalupon Community to toe the path of peace and dialogue, and to support IBEDC in permanently resolving the present power supply challenges in that area.
The Management of IBEDC is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that all issues, including tariff related are amicably and permanently resolved.
Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Engr. Akin Abiodun for the management.