Power in areas hit by ‘Seniang’ restored

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THE National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has completed restoring all transmission and sub-transmission lines and substations in Visayas and Mindanao disabled by Storm Seniang.

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The NGCP normalized the system after it energized the 69 kiloVolt Butuan-Bayugan line at 6:27 p.m. on January 3.

With the Butuan-Bayugan line fixed, power transmission services in the Mindanao have been fully restored, particularly to distribution utility Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative (ASELCO) which serves Bayugan City.

Transmission services in the Visayas grid were restored on December 31.

The NGCP said it is always taking necessary preparations and precautions to minimize the impact of tropical storms and disasters on its 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, which has a 25-year concession to operate the country’s power transmission network, is comprised of Monte Oro Grid Resources Corp., led by Henry Sy Jr., Calaca High Power Corporation, led by Robert Coyiuto Jr., with the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) as technical partner.

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