THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has already completed all the Visayas transmission, sub-transmission and substation lines that were affected by the Typhoon Ruby in November. In a statement, the power grid operator NGCP said it normalized the system when it energized the lines at 4:01 p.m. on Monday the Borongan-Quinapondan 69-kV line portion. It was the last facility the NGCP has to re-energize before fully restoring the power transmission services to distribution utility Eastern Samar Electric Cooperative (ESAMELCO). At the same time, NGCP assured the public that it is ready to conduct similar disaster management activities to ensure reliable power transmission services. The corporation is also continuously taking necessary preparations and precautions to minimize the impact of succeeding tropical storms and disasters on NGCP operations and facilities. NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines, towers, substations, and related assets. The consortium holds the 25-year concession to operate the country’s power transmission network and is comprised of Monte Oro Grid Resources Corp., led by Henry Sy, Jr., Calaca High Power Corporation, led byRobert Coyiuto Jr., and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) as technical partner.