Following intermittent power interruptions reported across Bacolod City since August 2, the Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (Ceneco) blamed the incidents on bad weather conditions brought about by Tropical Storm Hanna
Last week, the utility co-op put out a release blaming power interruptions on poor weather and down tree branches.
Ceneco noted, the Bacolod-Reclamation, Bacolod-Silay, and Bacolod-Alijis 69kV transmission lines were each tripped, contributing to the inconsistent supply of electricity.
They also acknowledged receiving complaints regarding low voltage, which they also attributed to down trees in some areas.
In their earlier release, Ceneco noted, “As of August 5, Ceneco substations are completely restored.”
Last June, after consumers in portions of Bacolod City were without power for around six hours, the utility co-op blamed the situation on “saturated bushing.” Bushing refers to an insulation device that allows for conductors to pass through a grounded barrier.
According to a Ceneco release, the incident took place at the 20 Megavolt-amp power transformer at the Mountainview Substation. The power circuit breaker was tripped around 11:37 a.m. and power was not restored until 5:42 p.m./WDJ