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Ibom Power Has Been Producing For 70 Days Stretch—MD

By MICHAEL DADA
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“Ibom power plant has been producing for 70 days without downtime” this was disclosed by the Managing Director of Ibom Power Company (IPC), Dr. Victor Udo.

The MD made the disclosure during an interactive session with Journalist in his office.

He said “if the distribution infrastructure in your community is not vandalized, you will have witnessed improved power supply in the last 2 months because Ibom Power has been producing constantly”.

Speaking further hesaid that “it is to the credit of AkwaIbom State that the plant is being operated and maintained on a daily basis by our indigenes who have kept the plant running for the last 70 days and counting”.

He said “we are proud of our accomplishment because in the past the plant was constantly on outage which amounts to revenue loss and insufficient power supply in the State”.

The MD mentioned that “the installation of a dead bus closure in Ibom Power unit #3 has increased our availability such that AkwaIbom State becomes an island of power supply when the national grid is down”.

He said that “the rehabilitation of the Black Start Generator (BSG-1) at unit #2 has saved us the sum of N5million monthly and also enabled us to offer ancillary services in Nigeria's Electricity Supply Industry (NESI)”.

While addressing the prolonged power outage in Ikot Abasi community, the MD disclosed that “an approval has been given by IPC Board of Directors to support the restoration of power supply to Ikot Abasi as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)”.

He said “we are collaborating with Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) to restore power to the community within a few weeks from now”.