NGCP power update: 4 transmission lines in north Luzon still down after Karding onslaught

Transmission operator National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said four 69 kilovolt transmission lines in north Luzon remain unavailable due to typhoon Karding.

These are Cabanatuan-San Luis 69kV Line, Cabanatuan-Fatima 69kV Line, Cabanatuan-San Isidro 69kV Line and Cabanatuan-Bulualto 69kV Line.

NGCP said the Mexico-Concepcion 230kV Line 1 and Cabanatuan-Pantabangan 230kV Line were restored at 2:27 PM and 3:36 PM on Monday, respectively.

Power transmission services are currently being extended to parts of Nueva Ecija.

Two 230kV lines remain down, particularly the Mexico-Hermosa 230kV Line 1 and San Rafael-Cabanatuan 230kV Line 1.

NGCP said it had deployed 40 line gangs comprised of over 300 personnel and two choppers to inspect and assess the impact of the typhoon on its operations and facilities.

Aerial inspection and simultaneous restoration activities are being conducted on areas already accessible.

“Specific cities and municipalities affected by the unavailable transmission facilities are determined by concerned distribution utilities unless the outage affects the entire franchise area,” NGCP said.

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