Bohol, Samar, southern Leyte without power: NGCP

MANILA-- The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has reported that the Ormoc HVDC transmission system and the Ormoc Substation have been damaged by the 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Visayas on Thursday.

In an advisory issued Friday, the NGCP also said that a tower along the 138-kilovolt (kV) Ormoc-Togonan Line was found leaning.

It said it has mobilized six line teams to restore the Ormoc-Togonan 138-kV Line, while another line team has been sent to the Kananga Switchyard, owned by the Energy Development Corp. (EDC), to help restore and assess possible ways to extend power from the Tabango Substation to the Ormoc Substation.

NGCP's Cebu-Leyte submarine cable, and its Tabango Substation in Leyte continue to transmit power to LEYECO V, serving the municipalities of Tabango, San Isidro, and Villaba, it said.

"There is a complete loss of power in Bohol and Samar islands, and Southern Leyte," the NGCP said in the advisory. "Due to supply deficiency caused by the outage of power plants located in Leyte, customers in Cebu, Negros, and Panay may also suffer occasional power interruptions."

Source: Philippines News Agency

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