By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) reported power was restored in Bacolod City as of 8:00 p.m. last Thursday after areas of the city experienced blackouts following the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that struck Leyte.
According to Ceneco Consumer Services Division chief Roel Venus, Alijis Feeders 1 through 6, the Reclamation Feeder, and the Gonzaga Feeder were tripped around 4:00 p.m., when the quake hit.
The incident caused blackouts to approximately 60 to 65 percent of Bacolod City, he speculated.
Once notified of the power interruptions, Venus said he coordinated with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to remedy the situation.
Despite power being fully restored, NGCP warns there may still be occasional power interruptions due to power deficiencies. The statement, however, contradicts a previous account by Ceneco corporate planning department manager, Engr. Leomel Tambanillo, who claimed there was an oversupply of power in Negros./WDJ