NGCP restores transmission services in Negros Oriental

February 14, 2012 11:07 pm 

MANILA , Feb. 14 – The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has restored power transmission services in parts of Negros Oriental that were affected by the recent 6.9 magnitude earthquake.

Five transmission structures along the Amlan-Bindoy-Guihulngan 69kV transmission line were affected by the calamity.

In spite of aftershocks, heavy rains, and damaged bridges and roads, NGCP pursued its restoration efforts by resorting to helicopters and motorcycles to reach the areas that were inaccessible to line trucks.

NGCP said linemen had to manually haul the tower materials to more accessible locations in preparation for helicopter airlifting of lightweight steel tower segments to Guihulngan City once the weather had cleared.

After completing repairs and re-energization of the Bindoy-Guihulngan 69-kV transmission line, NGCP restored the normal operations of the Negros sub-grid at 1:56 p.m. on Feb. 11,

NGCP, a privately owned company, said it would continue to go beyond limits to ensure the fast delivery of safe and reliable electricity to its customers. The company remains committed to fast-track similar restoration efforts during emergencies and improve services to power consumers. (PNA) RMA/ASF/utb

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