The Managing Director of Kano Electricity Distribution Company KEDCO Dr Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna has called on customers to change their attitudes toward energy conservation and efficiency.
He laments that most customers or energy users often allow energy to waste without being conscious that their acts affect them directly or indirectly.
This was contained in a statement issued and forwarded to Solacebase on Wednesday by KEDCO Head, Corporate Communications Ibrahim Sani Shawai.
He said: ‘‘ energy use or consumption is one aspect that most people don’t pay attention to. We must cultivate the attitude of caring for energy through effective conservation. The bulb should be on when you need the light and not during the day when you have sun and still leave the bulb outside your premises on.
‘‘ If we cultivate this attitude of ensuring the conservation of energy, it will save more money for end-users of electricity especially as we are about giving out meters. If you don’t cultivate the habit of conserving power now, it may cost the customers more money as they will need to recharge their meters for the power they didn’t really use.
Gwamna also stated that: ‘‘ energy conservation protects the environment. We as an organisation believe in protecting our environment. KEDCO is an environmental-friendly company and as such we must encourage our customers to also be for the benefit of all.
Any effort towards the sustainability of energy through conservation is not only related to the environment or saving money. It can also have a positive impact on your personal health as well as exposes us to some outbreaks.
Those who live their energy-efficient-reliant appliances on may stand a risk of fire outbreaks especially when power is restored and no one is at home. When there is a faulty cable or illegal connection, it often pits the residents in serious danger.
The KEDCO MD also appealed to customers to always check electrical appliances regularly as well as avoid illegal connections that may put their lives in danger.
According to him, any fault related to electrical of any magnitude, transformer issues and other issues that may be noticed around power distribution installations, KEDCO should be alerted to help out in that regard as we have more than enough staff to always attend to any issues.