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EDSA needs 59,000 meters for 2015

February 25, 2015 By Samuel Ben Turay

Public Relations Officer of the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA), Victor Wilson Clarke, yesterday told Concord Times that their target for 2015 is 59,000 meters.

According to Clarke, EDSA has already secured 6,000 meters and 3,000 more are expected to arrive from abroad.

EDSA and the Electricity Generation and Transmission Company (EGTC) replaced the ailing National Power Authority (NPA) on January 1, 2015.

According to Clarke, government has embarked on a number of reforms to reverse the trend of insufficient electricity supply, persistent power outage and low generating capacity, high technical and non-technical losses that hitherto characterized the electricity sector.

He said EDSA is now responsible to supply generated electricity from the various power grids to consumers, while EGTC would be responsible for electricity generation and transmission.

He said a new management structure has been established to ensure that they address serious challenges associated with electricity supply.

The company, according to the PRO, is grappling with a lot of challenges, including network connections, lack of support and the destruction of their cables by construction companies across the country.

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