From David Eze,
Ebonyi State Government has expressed its preparedness to partner with the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPH) to improve the supply of power in the state.
The partnership is part of the outcome of the meeting between Governor David Umahi and the Managing Director/CEO of Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited, Chiedu Ugbo on possible ways to improve power supply to the State.
The Abakaliki-Afikpo 33KV line is a new line that will replace the one that was the only source of supply to Ebonyi South until it was vandalized years back.
Part of the outcome of the deliberation was that the contractors will mobilize to site immediately as the line is expected to serve as one of the means of evacuating power from the ongoing Amasiri 132/33KV substation.
Mr. Chiedu equally explained that Amasiri-Uburu 33KV Line 1 (33km long) dedicated to Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital complex and the Ebonyi South Industrial cluster with 215MVA 33/11KV injection substation and Amasiri-Afikpo-Oziza 33KV (22km long) and Tee-in to the Amasiri 132/33KV substation which will serve Afikpo urban and environs have been captured in their budget billed to commence soon. Also at the meeting, Mr. Ugbo expressed the intention to upgrade the existing New Heaven-Nkalagu 132KV transmission line to a higher capacity conductor that will carry up to 280KW of power.