The attention of the Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) has been drawn to the activities of some unscrupulous agents operating within our franchise on the sale and installation of the defunct Unistar Prepaid meters. The Management therefore wishes to state the following facts categorically:
1. IBEDC stopped the sales of the Unsitar meters to customers since 2014 in compliance with the directive of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). To this end, any customer who purchased the Unistar meter after 2014, did not buy from IBEDC, neither do such customers pay for electricity used on those meters to IBEDC whenever they vend.
The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc says it has secured N4.2billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to improve power supply to its numerous customers in Ogun State.
Disclosing this at a stakeholders’ meeting with the representatives of communities on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State, the IBEDC’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mr John Ayodele, an engineer, assured the determination of the company to improve electricity supply in the areas.
Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), Mr. John Ayodele, has charged people in the franchise area of the company to be safety conscious and steer clear of high tension wires.
He gave the charge in Ibadan, Oyo State, while sensitising residents of the state on safety precautions as part of activities to mark this year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), has appealed to billboard owners and outdoor advertising agencies in Oyo State to always respect the right of way for powerlines to prevent an emergency in the case of electrocution.
The power company also expressed its willingness to partner with the Oyo State Signage and Advertising Agency (OYSAA), among other stakeholders to stop the continuous installation of billboards under power lines.
The operatives of the police in Osun on Thursday dragged a medical doctor and his staff before a Magistrate’s court sitting in Osogbo, the Osun State capital for allegedly stealing a digital meter belonging to the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).
The accused persons, Olajumoke Tokunbo (46) and Oyinlola Oluwatosin (26), were said to have committed the crime on January 27 and March 9, 2021 at Ogo-oluwa area, Osogbo, Osun State.
The Federal Government has introduced a meter rollout scheme under the National Mass Metering Program (NMMP) as part of effort to further bridge the country’s metering gap and also cushion the effect of the Service Reflective Tariff on electricity consumers in Nigeria. Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) will commence the rollout of free meters to customers under NMMP by the third week of November,2020.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) said it has begun the implementation of the revised service-based reflective tariff as approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
The new tariff is effective from 1st November 2020.
The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Plc (IBEDC) hereby apologizes to its esteemed customers at Mowe, Ibafo and Magboro over the power supply in the area.
In the face of the discontent trailing the recent introduction of Service Reflective Tariff (SRT) in Nigeria’s electricity industry, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has clarified that the consequent increment in tariff will help Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to improve the quality of service they render. It also said the increment will not affect all customers in its franchise.
The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc is felicitating with its esteemed customers and all Muslim faithful to the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir.
RMI, IBEDC, and Nayo Tech, with support from the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency, joined forces to accelerate the commercial deployment of undergrid minigrid technology. The Mokoloki project demonstrates a financially viable business model that could provide electricity access to millions living in underserved rural communities throughout Nigeria.
Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc has called on its esteemed customers and the public to be very cautious around electrical installations within its network as the rainy season begins to gather momentum.
IBEDC has made paying your bills and vending easier. Prepaid meter customers on STS meters (that recharge using tokens) can now pay online and those on non-STS meters (that use energy cards) can pay at any of our offices!
The management of IBEDC wishes to unequivocally reiterate that it is fully committed to metering all her customers in the shortest possible time future. As part of this commitment the company has metered over 300,000 Customers across its coverage area. In Ogun state, we have metered about 70,000 customers with over 23,000 metered in the Sango-Ota axis to date.
The Management of Ibadan electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Ogun Region appeals for the understanding and cooperation of our customers in Abeokuta and its environs for some disruptions they would be experiencing in the supply of electricity in the coming weeks.
The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company hereby wishes to inform and apologize to its esteemed customers, that the current power outage being experienced by Iludun, Kasmo, Fiwasaye, Oluode/Kolawole, Owode/Igbona, Surulere/Oke Ayo/Sabo, Atelewo/Plantation, Arikalamu, Akintokun, Ifesowapo, Ife Olu, Asoje, Mosadoluwa, Isokan and Kelebe communities in Osogbo and Ikirun under the Oluode 11KV and Ipetu ile 11KV feeders, is due to critical safety issues that have arisen on the power lines servicing these areas.
The IBEDC ACE enumeration exercise is the technical audit of our assets and the data capturing of existing and prospective customers. It also involves the identification of developed, undeveloped and vacant properties within our franchise. The pilot exercise will commence in Ibadan- Elebu area over the span of 3 months, June- August 2017. IBEDC has acquired the services of Exernegia -Geotechnics consortium who are charged with the task of carrying out this exercise across the franchise. The enumerators will constitute indigenes from the local communities trained efficiently for the exercise. These enumerators will work in conjunction with IBEDC officials who will serve as supervisors and project coordinators for their respective Business Hubs.
In line with the management’s strategic thrust and hard-line position against fraudulent activities within our franchise area, all customers are to take note of the following important directives.
The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) hereby wishes to clarify the current news item making the rounds regarding the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) directive that electricity consumers without prepaid meters should stop paying estimated bills.
On Monday 10th April 2017, the management of NTA Ibadan paid a courtesy visit to the IBEDC Head Office at Ring Road, Ibadan. It was a familiarization visit as they commended us for our genuine efforts at improving power supply to our franchise area.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company has once again taken a giant step towards achieving its objectives of total electrification of its franchise area. The residents of Mashallahu were made to smile as a brand new transformer was installed in the community in April 2017
Dear Customer, paying your electricity bills and vending just got easier as IBEDC introduces more convenient and flexible payment channels. You can take advantage of any of these options:
IBEDC has brought smiles to the faces of customers across its franchise area spanning Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Kwara and parts of Ekiti, Niger and Kogi as the company distributed 21 transformers in March 2017 alone, energising over 7000 customers across 70 communities.
Residents in Abebi, Ilo Awela, Anglican, Navy quarters, Toll gate, Osi quarters, Amadia, Gbenga Daniel estate, Afobaje and Olosun communities and environs can breathe a sigh of relief as IBEDC has invested over N120 million to replace a faulty 15 MVA transformer in Odigbo Ota.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has attracted $400million investment from Trans Sahara Consortium that will ensure installation of Smart Metering Programme, infrastructure upgrade within the distribution area of the company, and put a stop to energy theft which is a huge revenue drain in the sector.
The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) wishes to respond to a publication in The Punch newspaper on February 16th, 2017 on page 4 titled “Power Outage: Ogun Residents Storm IBEDC Office With Lanterns” accompanied with a picture of protesters on the cover page. IBEDC would like state that the story does not reflect the true position of things and ignores in total our own side of the story, thus failing to observe the basic rule of news writing.
In an effort to achieve its goal of being the best power distribution company in Nigeria, the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has signed Employee Condition of Service document between the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC), on Tuesday.
As part of IBEDC’s continued commitment to superior service delivery, the company has acquired a batch of brand new transformers and other network upgrade equipment worth over N1bn to be deployed across its franchise area.
Vandalism is one of the major hindrances of IBEDC in supplying regular electricity to customers asides the inadequate energy generation in the country. Over 250 transformer substations have been vandalized across the franchise in the last 11 months valued at over ₦800M. The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has reinstated the warning that any act of vandalism shall be dealt forthwith as the company would ensure the law bears down its full weight on any perpetrators found guilty of this societal menace.
The attention of the management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has been drawn to the publication “MAGBORO LIGHT: IBADAN DISCO RISKS SANCTIONS, SAYS REP” in The Punch newspaper of the 17th of January, 2017. The management would like to state emphatically that it had lived up to its promise to ensure the people of Magboro/Mowe/Ibafo and environs were energized at the end of last year, 2016, by an alternative power supply route through Kobape road 2x60MVA, 132/33KV NIPP New Abeokuta Transmission Station. It is worthy of note that the project cost us over N70 million and community leaders, stakeholders and the press all went on a tour of the project corridor while it was on-going.
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The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc. (IBEDC) hereby informs our esteemed customers that payments for Energy Meters under the NERC ‘Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation’ (CAPMI) scheme should be stopped forthwith.
Magboro, for now, is fed by an ancient lengthy power line from Abeokuta Transmission Station. Due to much urban expansion and developments over the years, the line got overloaded. This made the line's power qualities to dwindle as it could not match up with the expansion rate. The customers at the tail end of the line often have complaints.
On Thursday, 8th of September 2016, officials of the Bureau of Public Enterprises paid a visit to the Head Office of IBEDC. In his remarks, the Acting Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Dr Vincent Akpotaire, commended the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) for its efforts at improving power supply to electricity consumers under its network.
The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has launched a new billing system that is geared towards meeting the expectations of its valued customers across the franchise. The new robust and scalable billing system, aptly tagged EMS -Electricity Management System, provides an online real time payment platform that enables customers to make payments of their electricity bills at any IBEDC designated payment center and service hub across the IBEDC franchise coverage area.
This is an important notice to the public in view of recently observed increase in fraudulent communications made to members of the public by persons, groups and agencies falsely claiming to be acting on behalf of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).
As part of our commitment to deliver quality service, and in compliance with NERC’s regulatory guidelines IBEDC has been distributing meters to our customers throughout our franchise area FREE, except if it was applied for through CAPMI.
The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, (IBEDC) has decried the recent attack meted out on her staff in Esa-Oke, Osun state by the youths of the community due to a recent power outage by Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Oshogbo. The outage was as a result of the routine maintenance of their 132KVA line from Saturday, August 20th to Sunday August 21st, 2016 and supply was restored at about 9am on Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016. The exercise is necessary for quality and safe wheeling of energy as indicated by TCN.
According to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) bench marking and ranking of DISCOS for the 2nd quarter of 2016, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has moved from the 4th position it occupied in the first quarter of 2016 to the number one position. This good development was made known by NERC in the presence of the Honourable Minister of Works, Power & Housing Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola at the monthly sectoral meeting held at Maiduguri last week. The rankings are based on the following parameters-ATC&C losses reduction, Collection efficiency, Metering progress, HV faults clearance Index and Reporting Compliance.
IBEDC has unveiled it's metering plan....
Over 400 Nigerian women from private sector, government agencies and academic institutions came to discuss narrowing the gender gap and women’s career opportunities in the inaugural Women in Energy Conference, held by Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) in Ibadan on July 28, 2016.The event, organized in partnership with USAID, focused on how to build career strategies and navigate the complex and competitive work environment as a woman. “Women should not stay in the background but see themselves up to the task and able to measure up with men in their chosen career path,” said one of the participants, Adeyemo Ganiyat Omowunmi, engineer at IBEDC.
In our bid to ensure that you can reach us easily and conveniently to make your complaints/enquiries, we present the contact details of our key officers nearest to you and our dedicated customer care lines. Please, make sure you only call/sms the number relevant to your location.
IBEDC has published a set of easy-to-follow guidelines customers can take advantage of when making complaints on pertinent issues...
On the 23rd of June 2016, IBEDC hosted the South African Revenue Protection Agency (SARPA) in a knowledge sharing meeting on revenue protection strategies. SARPA was founded in 1997 with the aim to promote exchange of information and finding solutions to the protection of income and assets among utility companies. This year’s edition focused on some of these emerging issues plaguing the electricity distribution business.
On the 26th of May 2016, IBEDC commissioned its newly renovated customer care office at its Head Office, Ibadan. The event was attended by dignitaries including Mr Chijioke Obi (DG Customer Complaints Unit, NERC), Mr Osahon Okubo (representing one of our Directors, Capt. (Dr.) Idahosa Wells Okunbo) and Barr. Oseni (NERC Forum Chairman, Ibadan) among others. Our top MD customers were also on hand to witness the event.
The attention of the management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has been drawn to the publication “Fire guts Oyo Gov’s Wife’s Office” in the Nigerian Tribune (22nd March, 2016, Page 41) alleging a fire outbreak in the ICT department of the Oyo state governor’s wife’s office was due to power surges resulting from numerous power interruptions from our company. Firstly we wish to categorically state that there were no numerous power interruptions from IBEDC on the said day and time.
The management of IBEDC wishes to make known in facts and figures the precarious environment in which it is operating in the power sector. This begins with the extremely low power allocation which affects all DISCOS without exception...
In the quest to address the problem of inadequate liquidity in the electricity industry, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN has advised owners of Power assets especially in the distribution arm of the electricity value chain to embrace new commercialbehaviour suitable for operating optimally in the new commercial environment of the Power Sector.
We wish to bring to your notice, the state of affairs in Felele area and IBEDC electricity supply. Despite the series of engagement meetings held between IBEDC and these communities, their leaders and the youths in the environs have refused to tread the path of reasoning
The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company IBEDC hereby wishes to inform and apologize to our valued customers in Ogun state especially in Ijebu and Remo axis for the outage they are experiencing in the last couple of days.
The Deputy Managing Director of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), Engr. John Ayodele has announced to the general public and its valued customers enjoying power supply from State House, Secretariat, Bashorun, Iwo Road and Oje Feeders which covers State House, Agodi GRA, Ikolaba, Secretariat, Old and some parts of New Bodija....
IBEDC held a community engagement to further sensitize the public on the tariff increase. It held at the Ibadan Regional Office, Molete on the 27th of January 2016.
The power is now in your hands, better days are here!
The 4th Power Nigeria Exhibition & Conference was officially opened by Engr. John O. Ayodele from Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company.
Sequel to above captioned letter sent to the Editor and published on Friday, October 23rd 2015 on page 20 of the Punch, the management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) wishes to give clarification on the allegations made by Mr Ayokunle Ayk Adeleye from Sagamu in the referenced letter.
Electricity consumers from Ogun, Oyo, Osun and Kwara States have been assured of better and improved services.
A delegation from the company held a meeting with the New Bussa community on the 18th of October 2015 aimed at resolving lingering issues that have continued to exist between the IBEDC and the region. The meeting had in attendance all the stakeholders including the Waziri, community leaders, District Chiefs, the executives of various youth associations.
Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has held a customer engagement forum on the proposed tariff structure under the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Tuesday, 29th September 2015 at Jogor Event Centre Ibadan.
In line with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (NERC) guidelines for customer consultation by DISCOS before applying to NERC for Tariff Review, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Plc hereby gives notice to the general public within its franchise area namely Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Kwara and parts of Ekiti and Niger of its proposed Public Consultation on Tariff Review.
Concurrent with Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (NERC) Guidelines for Tariff Consultation by DISCOs, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) hereby wishes to inform all of her customers and stakeholders in Ogun, Oyo, Kwara and Osun States; parts of Ekiti, Kogi and Niger States, of its intention to carry out a review of the electricity tariff.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) commended IBEDC on delivering on its mandate in the area of improving distribution service to its customers. The chairman of NERC’s Ibadan Forum, Dr. Babajide Taiwo, applauded the company for a cordial relationship with its customers at the Customers’ Forum event. Responding, the Managing Director, Engr. Fortunato Leynes, reiterated that the company would continue to provide stable electricity supply and quality services to customers in its franchise areas.
IBEDC in the spirit of giving during the festive period decided to show generosity and kindness towards a good cause in her community. IBEDC made a cash donation to Ring Road State Hospital to support their annual Christmas celebration for the hospital’s in- patients. Ehi Obaseki, Acting Head, Human Resources was on hand to present the cash donation to the Hospital’s representative.
As part of the celebration of its first year anniversary, IBEDC distributed transformers to needy communities across its franchise areas in an initiative called “Powering dreams in a hundred communities”. This was flagged off by the commissioning of a 500 kVA transformer at Sharp Corner, Oke Ado, Ibadan.
The Managing Director, Engr. Fortunato Leynes, said “IBEDC is a focused and customer-friendly institution, satisfying its customers is the fulcrum of our distribution, marketing and billing operations. We believe that our satisfied customers automatically become our active brand ambassadors. We are determined to constantly raise the benchmark for our performance to meet our customers and increasing public expectations”.
The Chairman Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Dr Sam Amadi, on the 3rd December, 2014 announced that the commission has approved an upward review of Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO) 2.1 regime. The new increase in tariff for all customers takes effect on the 1st of January, 2015 except Residential R2 customers, which will take effect on 1st of July, 2015.
Following the proposed rehabilitation of the Waterside Barrack 33KV feeder in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. IBEDC is set to provide power to 26 communities in Ijebuland. A donation was made to the company by Honorable Dapo Abiodun to support the rehabilitation of the 33KV feeder. The Company Secretary, Ms Bolanle Onagoruwa explained that with the donation of 50 percent of the total contract sum needed for this project by an illustrious son, the project would be completed within a 30 day execution period.
The Osogbo Business Hub Manager, Mr. Babatunde Bewaji, his team of Technicians, Marketers and in collaboration with the Nigerian Police apprehended Ideal Nest Hotel in Osogbo, Osun State for Energy Theft. This operation was triggered by a tip off made to the Business Hub Manager about the criminal activity of the said hotel. The Head of the Marketing Department, Noel R. Valeza made this remark, “This is the new dispensation, and all energy thieves shall be apprehended and brought to order. The commensurate punishment shall include payment of lost revenue accrued over time by perpetrators”. The management salutes and applauds the Business Hub Manager and his team whilst encouraging other Business Hub Managers to toe this path to ensure we recover all revenue being lost.
Hope was restored for the communities in Ona-Ara and their environs when the 2x15mva, 33/11 kva substation at Akanran, Olorunsogo along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was commissioned by IBEDC. The two substation transformers were hitherto damaged during the national fuel hike protests by some misguided, irate youths numbering about three thousands some three years ago.
The quest to keep established platforms for effective interfaces with the customers was taken to another level with the hosting of another customers forum in Abeokuta. Speaking extensively, Engr, Fortunato Leynes, the MD/CEO, disclosed that series of upgrading operations, fault detection and clearing, staff restructuring amongst others are on-going to ensure mutually-beneficial solutions to power distribution and payment.
It is with delight that I on behalf of IBEDC welcome you to this August meeting, the pre- event press conference for the celebration of our one year anniversary and in fact ,the takeover of the Electricity Distribution business in Nigeria. It is indeed like a dream that we are here today to chronicle our story thus far, which has some major milestone achievements and to throw some light on the happenings in the budding company. From a humble beginning and having trudged on despite the avalanche of challenges. We are elated about our present records within this period of one year.
On Monday, 13th February 2017, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company hosted the 12th Monthly Power Sector & Stakeholders Meeting. The meeting was attended by executives in the electricity business from around the country and was chaired by His Excellency, The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola.
IBEDC has brought smiles to the faces of customers across its franchise area spanning Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Kwara and parts of Ekiti, Niger and Kogi as the company distributed 21 transformers in March 2017 alone, energising over 7000 customers across 70 communities.
Nigeria’s largest electricity distribution company, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) has introduced another initiative to its electronic billing platform, which enables customers demand for their bills promptly and conveniently via SMS.
The e-billing scheme called Bills on Demand (BOD) is in continuation of IBEDC ’s desire to leverage innovation and technology to improve customer experience. It is designed to deliver bills on request directly to the customer, thereby eradicating challenges such as misplaced bills or delayed delivery and other issues which are associated with distribution of physical bills.
Announcing the service, the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Engr. John Ayodele explained that BOD would aptly take care of customers who are far flung and those on the fast lane line of businesses who may be too busy to monitor physical bills.
The attention of the Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc has been drawn to a letter made public from IBEDC Consumer Forum, Ibafo on the rejection of the new load shedding formula implemented from the 15th of March, 2021. The Management therefore wishes to make these clarifications on the issue.
In response to an online publication over the poor power supply experienced by the communities at Okeho (LGA) in Oyo State, and complaints of inadequate metering and high billing of customers, the Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc, has appealed for calm from the affected communities assuring them that the power supply situation would soon improve.
Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc. (IBEDC) secured convictions of a term of three (3) months and two (2) years imprisonments on vandalism of its transformer and electric cables at the Grade A, Customary Court of Appeal, Ibadan and Magistrate Court, Moniya, Ibadan on 15th October, 2021 and 22nd November, 2021 respectively.
The criminals, Yusuff Olatunji and Ademola Toheeb were charged to Court at different times on count charges of vandalism and theft. The convictions underscore our current stance of zero tolerance to all illegal activities within our network.