The Department of Energy (DOE) together with the local government units (LGUs) and private institutions restored the power supply to priority areas in Bicol and Southern Tagalog regions before 2017. Read on to learn more about it.
5 Fast Facts About The Power Restoration In Typhoon Nina Hit Areas:
1. Virac Airport in Catanduanes power is restored.
The National Power Corp. (NPC) and the First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FICELCO) restored the power in Virac Airport on Dec. 31. Marinawa Diesel Power Plant (DPP) also resumed its operations. DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi said that the airport's operation was critical in the relief operations among others in Catanduanes province.
“Restoring power in town centers and nearby communities affected by Typhoon Nina would not be possible if not for all the strong men and women who continue to give their full effort and time in restoring damaged energy facilities,” Cusi said in a statement.
2. Naga-Daraga 230 kV line and the Naga-Pili-Iriga line resume services in Albay, Sorsogon and Camarines Sur.
The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has deployed 500 technical personnel in the affected areas to work on the power restoration. On Dec. 31, NGCP reported that the Naga-Daraga 230 kV line and the Naga-Pili-Iriga line resumed on servicing the provinces of Albay, Sorsogon and Camarines Sur.
3. Santa Cruz and Tigaon substations in Iriga City receive power supply.
The National Electrification Administration (NEA) said that the Santa Cruz and Tigaon substations in Iriga City received power supply. This was done through a distribution feeder to restore power under the franchises of Camarines Sur III Electric Cooperative (CASURECO III) and Camarines Sur IV Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CASURECO IV).
4. The power supply in Albay province is partially restored.
The power supply in Legazpi and Ligao cities was partially restored. On the other hand, the Tabaco substation in Tabaco City is about to receive power. In addition, Sorsogon II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SORECO II) said that the power was partially restored in Sorsogon.
5. Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ORMECO) energizes some towns in Mindoro.
As of Dec. 30, the power was restored in Pinamalayan, Gloria, Bansud, Bongabong, Roxas, Mansalay and Bulalacao towns. The other towns undergoing power restoration are Socorro (92%), Pola (74%), Baco (37%), Calapan (66%), Naujan (11%) and Victoria (13%).
Meanwhile, NEA disclosed that the power restoration has reached 45.95 percent or a total of 811,327 households.
What do you think of the combined efforts of the DOE, LGUs and private institutions in the power restoration in Typhoon Nina hit areas? Let us know in the comments section below.