Tuesday, January 10, 2017

DOE Ups Power Supply to Typhoon-hit Areas

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The DOE and its partners are continuously bringing back power supply to typhoon-affected areas in Southern Luzon and Eastern Mindanao.

“We are maximizing our assets and resources for the resumption of electricity in the soonest possible time in the hard-hit areas, where hundreds of distribution poles went down,” Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said.

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines reported that all transmission facilities affected by Typhoon Nina have already been restored bridging generation facilities to distribution lines in the concerned towns and provinces in Bicol as of Jan. 9.

Power was also 100 percent restored in homes in the provinces of Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, Camarines Norte and Sorsogon.

Meanwhile, restoration of power facilities continues in the provinces of Quezon (84.62%), Oriental Mindoro (91.18%), Camarines Sur (58.9%), Albay (47.75%) and Catanduanes (18.92%).

Restoration of households already reached 76.34% or 1,311,828 households, in which 406,578 are still up for restoration.

There are only three transmission facilities in Siargao, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur that were affected by Tropical Depression Auring, according to the NGCP report.

These transmission facilities namely Butuan-Placer 138kV line 1, Placer-Madrid 69kV line, and Placer-Surigao 69kV line are already being restored.

“The energy sector is united in promoting consumer welfare by providing power supply to our kakabayans affected by the typhoons in the soonest possible time,” Cusi said. “We always have to be ready and prepared since these typhoons will continue to hamper our energy systems. We are trying to come up with better and effective measures every time we are faced with such challenges."

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