By PR | 06:02 PM February 09, 2022
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Wednesday said that it has successfully completed and energized the temporary towers to bring in the power from Leyte to Bohol province.
In a statement, NGCP said the two special towers of the Ubay-C.P. Garcia 138kV Line toppled by Typhoon Odette were energized at 4:03 p. m. on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.
Through its Emergency Restoration Systems (ERS), a temporary by-pass line was constructed to restore the interconnection of Bohol to Leyte, six days ahead of schedule.
Bohol sources about 60% of its energy requirements from suppliers within the Visayas Grid through its interconnection to Leyte.
The permanent restoration of these towers are ongoing using a new tower design with a higher wind-rating to increase its ability to withstand stronger typhoons. These new and sturdier towers are targeted to be completed by April 2022.