CEBU CITY, Philippines – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said this power is already in Cebu.
Maman Rosette Martinez, NGCP’s government relations manager, told Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama in a meeting that the NGCP had successfully connected from Tabango, Leyte, via Daanbantayan, in northern Cebu.
Electricity also traveled to NGCP substations and even Visayan Electric station.
“The live 230 kv line runs through the NGCP substation at Nasipit, Talamban and is already connected to the Visayan Electric substation at Banilad,” Martinez said.
Although she declined to go into details, she said it is now up to Visayan Electric to provide back-up power to consumers.
However, it has yet to reach consumers as Visayan Electric continues to repair its broken transmission lines.
Slowly but surely
In its latest update, Visayan Electric succeeded in supplying 2,383 of the 474,182 affected customers and in restoring 64 or 11.76% of the 544 power line segments in its franchise area.
“Our Visayan Electric linemen, along with engineers and crews from various distribution utilities across the country, worked around the clock to clear the lines and restore power as quickly and safely as possible.” , said the utility provider.
Rama enlisted Visayan Electric to expedite repairs to the power line, assuring the company of the city’s assistance with clean-up and restoration operations.
Visayan Electric has already supplied the water pumps in Talamban, supplying more water to the barangays in the north.
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