Apart from the newly commissioned 2×15MVA substation at 4-lane in Uyo which will improve quality and steady electricity in Osongama, Ewet housing extension, Nwaniba, Shelter Afrique, four lane and LeMeridien Ibom Hotel at 240 volts, there is a 2×15MVA at the Airport similar to the one at 4-lane; a 2×15MVA on IBB Avenue and Oron road and there is a 1×2.5MVW Point-Load Substation at Tropicana with ongoing plan to have another 2×15MVA around the stadium road.
Over 50 electricity intervention projects have been executed across the 31 Local Government Areas in Akwa Ibom State by office of the SA on Power.
According to the SA on Power and MD Ibom Power Company, Engr Mayen Etukudo , “On directive of His Excellency, we started by restoring power in some parts of Ini and Okobo Local Government Areas where there was no light for several years.
“ Then we moved to Ikono, lit up communities in Mkpat Enin, replaced malfunctioned transformers at Itre Eto in Nsit Ubium, Ikot Ohio Attai Itam in ITU and Ndon Wrong in Abak to mention a few.”
Several High Tension (HT) and Low Tension (LT) networks have been constructed with Relief Transformers installed across the three Senatorial Districts of the state. Communities like Ikot Uko Ikono, Enang Uko/Uko Eduok street, L-line, Ewet housing; Nkan Avenue, Shelter Afrique, Ekpri Nsukara, Inyang Isang in Ibiono, Ikot Udo Obobo in Ukanafun, Iman in Ikot Abasi, Oku Abak, Uya Oron in Oron,Ikot Udoata in Eket LGA, Otto Oro in Okobo LGA and several other communities that were never connected to the grid have been connected and now have steady power supply.
There is also substation ongoing at Ekim in Mkpat Enin LGA that will ensure power supply to five LGAs. Not forgetting the ongoing plans for immediate and permanent power supply to IPC host, Ikot Abasi LGA.
Governor Udom Emmanuel has done a lot in the power sector and is still doing more. When these ongoing projects across the state are completed, Akwa Ibom will become a mini Dubai.