The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has said the insufficient power supply to Oke Ogun area of Oyo state was due to power rationing embarked upon by the company.
Niyi Lawal, the team head, Saki division of the energy distribution company stated this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria(NAN).
According to him, the whole Oke Ogun area will need about about 54 megawatts to ensure adequate power supply.
“But what we now have at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) centre located at Iseyin is a transformer with 19 megawatts capacity.
“The initial capacity of the transformer was 30 megawatts, but because it is now old, it can only transmit 19 and that is what we can distribute to consumers in Oke-Ogun and Oyo town with four council areas,” he said.
He explained that Saki town alone needs 19 megawatts and if the 19 megawatts available is distributed to the town, it means all the other towns will be in darkness during that period.
“So, we have to ration what we have” he added.
Lawal stated that efforts are on going to facilitate the establishment of more TCN centers in the area in a bid to boost power supply.