Categories
Government

POWER RESTORATION CONTINUES IN ‘QUINTA’-HIT AREAS

Electric cooperatives (ECs) continue to work on restoring electricity to provinces devastated by Typhoon Quinta, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said.

As of Tuesday (October 27), the NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) said power was fully restored in the coverage areas of First Laguna Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FLECO), Sorsogon I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SORECO I), and Aklan Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AKELCO). 

As of Tuesday (October 27), the NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) said power was fully restored in the coverage areas of First Laguna Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FLECO), Sorsogon I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SORECO I), and Aklan Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AKELCO). 

NEA DRRMD said FLECO, SORECO I and AKELCO had reported normal operations after experiencing power interruptions due to the typhoon. Meanwhile, at least 21 electric cooperatives (ECs) reported with continuing power restoration activities in their respective coverage areas. 

These electric coops are servicing parts of Batangas, Quezon, Cagayan, Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Palawan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Masbate, Sorsogon, Albay, and Catanduanes.

Power coops in Camarines Sur, particularly CASURECO I, III, and IV, are still waiting for the transmission services from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to return to normal operations.

The NGCP reported Tuesday (October 27) that restoration of power transmission services in parts of Camarines Sur is ongoing. The transmission company released the following restoration targets: CASURECO III on October 29, and CASURECO I and IV on October 31.  

NEA DRRMD said FLECO, SORECO I and AKELCO had reported normal operations after experiencing power interruptions due to the typhoon.

The NEA DRRMD report showed the initial cost of damage to electric co-ops affected by the onslaught of the typhoon was estimated at P6.2 million. 

Typhoon Quinta left the Philippine area of responsibility on Tuesday (October 27), according to state weather bureau PAGASA.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.