IBEDC begins deployment of Distribution Transformer, DT meters

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has announced the commencement of massive deployment of


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IBEDC begins deployment of Distribution Transformer, DT meters

 

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has announced the commencement of massive deployment of Distribution Transformer, DT meters to all public distribution transformers under its franchise, using an Advanced Metering Infrastructure, AMI solution for accuracy.

 

 

Our Energy Correspondent, National , reports that this much was made known in a statement released Monday June 10 by the Chief Operating Officer, COO of IBEDC, Mr. John Ayodele.

 

The statement noted, that the metering was part of the company's drive to provide quality service to customers under its franchise areas.

 

Ayodele stated that; “with the installation of these meters and the deployment of the AMI technology, IBEDC will be able to measure the actual energy consumption of customers in real-time.  This initiative will greatly benefit customers as the smart meters will ensure better energy accounting and accountability, thereby making estimated bills more accurate and reliable.  It will enable us to reduce our response time to fault clearing and improve on our operational efficiency as the AMI solution can detect if there is a fault with a Transformer and communicate this information in real time to our control room.  This will make fault clearing faster as the time wasted on patrolling the lines to locate the fault is eliminated".

 

The COO noted that the company's technical team and authorised contractors have already begun deployment of the smart meters and configuring some of the transformers for compatibility with the AMI solution.  

 

Ayodele said, “We are appealing for the cooperation and understanding of our esteemed customers as our technical officers will require access to transformers that are situated within customers’ premises as well as also those safeguarded by communities.  It has been our mission to always serve our customers better, and this initiative is a step further to ensuring this commitment”.



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Yunus Yusuf
Energy Correspondent, National
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