Power fully restored in quake-hit areas


The Department of Energy (DoE) on Friday said power supply has been fully restored in Samar, Leyte and Bohol, four days before its July 31 deadline.

The DoE said the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) installed the 150-MVA Transformer 2 in its Ormoc sub-station on Wednesday night to provide full power supply in the affected areas.

It added that an aggregate power generation capacity of 330 megawatts will be transmitted to the three provinces to address the 291MW projected peak demand with 270MW passing through the Ormoc sub-station, while 40MW will come from the Tonongan Geothermal Power Plant and 20MW from different embedded sources.

In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the NGCP said it energized two out of six transformers in the Ormoc sub-station last July 13 and another transformer last July 17.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi commended the efforts of those working on the ground, for the full restoration of the power supply in the three provinces ahead of its set deadline.


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