Luzon-Visayas powerlines affected by Leyte quake not fully repaired –NGCP Local Information Officer: Electrical supply in the Visayas is ‘abundant’

Posted by watchmen
August 1, 2017

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

According to National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) Western Visayas Information Officer Michelle Vicera, the powerlines connecting Luzon with the Visayas that were affected by the earthquake that struck Leyte nearly a month ago have not been fully repaired.
In an interview with Bombo Radyo-Bacolod yesterday, she said the submarine cable that was damaged has not been fixed.
Vicera said, typically, lines between Luzon and the Visayas would supply energy whenever there is a shortage on either side.
However, she noted, the supply of electricity in the Visayas is “abundant,” crediting solar power plants in the region.
The NGCP official added, with Negros connected to Panay via submarine cables, the latter can supply supplemental electricity if there is a shortage.
Vicera noted, NGCP has restored most of the power plants in Leyte ahead of the August 1 deadline issued by the national government/WDJ

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