Following the restoration of major transmission lines in Iloilo and Leyte, the country’s power grid operator said that it has energized the Ormoc-Maasin 138-kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line, which transmits electricity generated in Leyte to Bohol Island.
Based on recent reports, the line was energized on Sunday evening that also led to the energization of Maasin-Ubay 138-kV line, which directly supplies power to Bohol.
Three days before Bohol Island is energized, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) completed the resto-ration of a critical line segment in the Visayas grid.
The Marshalling-Tabango 230-kV Transmission Line, located in the northern part of Leyte Island, was fully restored and energized.
The said line, which suffered seven toppled towers, transmits electricity from Cebu to Leyte, and allows the energization of Ormoc Substation which serves Leyte Electric Cooperative V.
With Ormoc Substation’s energi-zation, Ormoc City, among other municipalities, was also energized.
“NGCP mobilized its resources and manpower to facilitate the restoration of damaged transmis-sion lines and substations in the Visayas area,” NGCP said.
Based on NGCP’s assessment, more than 2,000 structures were affected by the super typhoon.
To facilitate faster restoration, NGCP is also appealing for the public’s cooperation, particularly landowners, to allow authorized line personnel to enter and repair the lines traversing their properties.
NGCP, in coordination with the Department of Energy, National Electrification Administration, and other concerned agencies, have committed to bring back the power in the region in time for Christmas.