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ROLLY DAMAGED POWER DISTRIBUTION INFRA AT P327.9M

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) said the initial cost of damage to power distribution infrastructure from Typhoon Rolly rose to P327.909 million, a bulk of the amount sustained by the electric cooperatives (ECs) in the Bicol region. 

It was based on the reports submitted to the NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) as of Friday morning, November 06, by the electric cooperatives (ECs) in provinces devastated by the recent typhoon. 

Hardest hit was the First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FICELCO), which incurred P133.055 million worth of damage.

Hardest hit was the First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FICELCO), which incurred P133.055 million worth of damage, followed by the Camarines Sur III Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CASURECO III) at P82.300 million, Camarines Sur IV Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CASURECO IV) at P39.378 million, and Quezon I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (QUEZELCO I) at P36.539 million.

The Camarines Sur II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CASURECO II) sustained P24.617 million in damage; Camarines Sur I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CASURECO I), P5.292 million; Camarines Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CANORECO), P2.349 million; Ticao Island Electric Cooperative, Inc. (TISELCO), P1.700 million; Marinduque Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MARELCO), P1.662 million; Romblon Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ROMELCO), P613,540; and Quezon II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (QUEZELCO II), P403,000 worth of damage.

The NEA DRRMD report also showed that electricity has been restored to 1,144,818 households, which account for 54.73 percent of the 2,091,796 consumers affected by the typhoon in the Bicol Region and parts of CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and Eastern Visayas.

Electric coops, with the help of the ‘Power Restoration Rapid Deployment’ Task Force Kapatid, continue working to restore electricity to about 946,978 affected households, the majority are in Bicol provinces (Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Albay, and Sorsogon). Power has been fully restored in Masbate.

In CALABARZON Region, QUEZELCO II and the First Laguna Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FLECO) have also completed the restoration activities in their respective coverage areas; while QUEZELCO I have reconnected 44.42 percent of affected consumers.

The NEA DRRMD report also showed that electricity has been restored to 1,144,818 households, which account for 54.73 percent of the 2,091,796 consumers affected by the typhoon in Bicol Region and parts of CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and Eastern Visayas.

Meanwhile, efforts to restore electricity service in parts of Batangas are almost complete. Restoration levels now stand at 99.60 percent in the coverage area of the Batangas I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BATELEC I); and 99.42 percent in the franchise area of the Batangas II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BATELEC II).

In MIMAROPA Region, ROMELCO achieved 99.70 percent restoration; and MARELCO, 50.19 percent energized. In Eastern Visayas, the Samar II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SAMELCO II) attained 100-percent restoration; while the Northern Samar Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NORSAMELCO) restored electricity to 99.92 percent of consumers.

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