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ROLLY LEAVES BICOL, QUEZON, SAMAR POWERLESS — NEA

Power interruptions were reported in several provinces, mostly in the Bicol Region, due to the devastating effects of Typhoon Rolly, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said Sunday (November 1).

This was based on the reports gathered by the NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) as of 3 p.m. Sunday from the electric cooperatives (ECs) whose coverage areas were placed under tropical cyclone wind signals by PAGASA.  

Electric co-ops operating in the provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate also reported power interruptions in their respective coverage areas. In Quezon, the Quezon I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (QUEZELCO I) lost power due to the typhoon and unavailability of NGCP transmission lines. 

The provinces of Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Albay, and Sorsogon covered by eight electric cooperatives (ECs) lost power due to the weather disturbance and unavailability of transmission services from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). 

Electric co-ops operating in the provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate also reported power interruptions in their respective coverage areas. In Quezon, the Quezon I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (QUEZELCO I) lost power due to the typhoon and unavailability of NGCP transmission lines. 

In Eastern Visayas, the Samar II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SAMELCO II) and Northern Samar Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NORSAMELCO) have also reported power service interruptions in their franchise areas. 

The NEA DRRMD earlier issued an advisory asking the 121 ECs to take the appropriate contingency measures to mitigate the possible impact of the weather disturbance on their electric services to consumers.

In Eastern Visayas, the Samar II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SAMELCO II) and Northern Samar Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NORSAMELCO) have also reported power service interruptions in their franchise areas. 

The power distribution utilities were also directed to activate their respective Emergency Response Organization when the need arises to implement without delay the appropriate emergency response plans.

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