By PR | 11:25 PM April 13, 2022

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is conducting restoration works in accessible sites for the four (4) steel towers damaged by Tropical Cyclone Agaton.

These towers located at Brgy. Bunga, Baybay, Leyte – components of the Ormoc-Maasin 138kV line – were affected by a landslide in the area.

NGCP deployed 13 line gangs or over 100 line personnel to conduct clearing and simultaneous restoration works in three tower sites, while one tower site remains inaccessible due to continued rains and unstable terrain.

The company will be installing Emergency Restoration Systems (ERS) to temporarily restore the isolated line, and transmit any and all available power to the province of Bohol. NGCP targets the temporary restoration of the said line by 18 April, depending on the weather situation.

“As we wait for weather conditions to improve, the company is simultaneously preparing all resources needed to expedite restoration works, especially once we assess the remaining area. We are coordinating with concerned local government units and other relevant entities for the assistance needed. We ask the public’s cooperation and understanding as well in order to complete restoration works at the soonest possible time,” the company said.

NGCP will be providing an update when the last affected line is fully restored and energized, or should there be any significant development.

NGCP is a Filipino-led, privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s electricity transmission grid, led by majority shareholders and Vice Chairman of the Board Henry Sy, Jr. and Co-Vice Chairman Robert Coyiuto, Jr.

By Bohol Island News

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