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Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC)
The Electricity Industry in Nigeria started before Independence when the colonial government established the Electricity Corporation of Nigeria (ECN) by ordinance 15 of 1950. Isolated Power Stations at Ijora in Lagos, Challawa in Kano, Oji in Enugu and Port Harcourt in Rivers were merged with the Niger Dam Authority by decree No, 24 of 1972 to form the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA).
Since 1972, the electricity industry spread to various parts of the country giving rise to increased demand for the limited supply of electricity in the country. Thus, government made effort in liberalizing the power sector in order to meet up with the increasing demand for electricity in the country.
On March 11, 2005, the Electric Sector Power Reform Act 2005 (ESPR) unbundled NEPA replacing it with 18 companies categorized into 3 broad groups: 6 power Generation companies (GenCos), 1 Transmission company (TransCo) and 11 Distribution companies (DisCos).
Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) is the distribution company responsible for the distribution of energy to Adamawa, Taraba, Borno, and Yobe states of Nigeria. With the successful conclusion of the privatization process on the power sector, Yola Electricity Distribution Company was formally privatized on November 1, 2013.
To distribute electricity in a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible manner for a brighter future.
Our Mission is to be the recognized performance leader of the Nigerian electricity industry which will translate to maximum benefit to all stakeholders.
Building a motivated workforce committed to achieving excellence through industry best practice, service delivery and relationship management.