Chairman, Geometric Power Limited, Aba, Abia State, says the power company is committed to providing reliable and quality electricity at regulated prices to its customers in the Aba ring fenced area.
The ring fenced area covers Obingwa, Isiala Ngwa North , Osisioma Ngwa, Aba South, Aba North, Ugwunagbo, Isiala Ngwa South , Ukwa East and Ukwa West LGAs of the State.
Nnaji, who stated this during a meeting while briefing journalists at the Geometric power plant in Aba, said Geometric power Limited is the only power distribution company, (Disco), in Nigeria with its own power plant with 141MW capacity and licensed to produce 181MW.
He also stated that Geometric Power Limited created has a new power company known as Aba Power Limited which is the 12th Disco in the country with new power plants built in Ogbor Hill, Factory Road, Osisioma Ngwa and Port Harcourt Road areas of Aba.
Nnaji said Geometric Power took over the Aba ring fenced area from the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, on February 16, 2022.
He said; “Geometric Power Limited will provide reliable and quality electricity. We have taken over from the EEDC. We are now in charge of the Aba ring fenced area. A new power company was created, it is called Aba Power.It is the 12th Disco in Nigeria. We have built power stations in Aba; Ogbor Hill, Factory road, Osisioma Ngwa and Port Harcourt road.
We can only get the real Japan of Africa in Aba when we get quality electricity. There will be no estimated billings, metres will be provided. Where metres are not available,, we will bill the consumer on NERC approved benchmarks. Geometric Power is built with 141MW, and we are licensed to produce 181MW.
“South East gets less than 300MW from the national grid. Lagos takes ab0ut 1,000MW out of the 3,000MW generated in the country. Geometric Power already has 141MW built. When you divide the national generation for the South East by 5, Abia State gets around 60MW, but Geometric Power has provided 141MW for Aba ringed fenced area. The Company will run on a 27 kilometre gas pipeline from Owaza to the power plant at Aba. The turbines are built with Boeing 747 engines. Aba will be the first city to have reliable and quality electricity in Nigeria.’’
Also speaking, Managing Director, Aba Power Limited, Patrick Umeh, disclosed that the company is privately owned and has no excuse not to perform its obligation to customers.
He pledged that there will be remarkable change in service delivery as the company will help to revive moribund businesses in the Aba ring fenced area and relieve financial burden on customers.
Chief Security Officer of the company, Air Commodore Maduabuchi OrjiUde,(rtd) tasked consumers to protect power facilities from vandals and reported suspected criminals to security agents.