Un­sched­uled brownout hits Oro

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Front Page - By Al­wen Salir­ing

A big por­tion of Min­danao in­clud­ing Ca­gayan de Oro City was hit by an un­sched­uled and unan­nounced power out­age on Tues­day, Novem­ber 8, due to a power sup­ply trip off of the Na­tional Grid Cor­po­ra­tion of the Philip­pines (NGCP).

In an ad­vi­sory, the NGCP said

it mon­i­tored a grid dis­tur­bance around 10:38 a.m., which re­sulted to loss of power af­fect­ing the North­west­ern and North­east­ern Min­danao.

“Ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­ports that in­ten­tional top­pling of veg­e­ta­tion un­der the Baloi-Agus 2 trans­mis­sion line re­sulted in the loss of power over vast ar­eas in North­east­ern and North­west­ern Min­danao” the state­ment from NGCP said. As of press time NGCP has com­pleted the restora­tion of all trans­mis­sion ser­vices and are now op­er­at­ing un­der nor­mal con­di­tions, ex­cept for the Agus 2 - Baloi line which is still be­ing cleared.

Apart from Ca­gayan de Oro City, other ar­eas af­fected in­clude Misamis Ori­en­tal, Ili­gan City, Bu­tuan, Pa­ga­dian, Bukid­non, Davao, among oth­ers.

Mar­i­lyn Chavez, Cepalco’s as­sis­tant vice pres­i­dent and head of cus­tomer and com­mu­nity re­la­tions depart­ment, said around 90 per­cent of the ser­vice area of the Ca­gayan Elec­tric Power & Light Com­pany Inc. (Cepalco) was af­fected of the power in­ter­rup­tion.

“Naay uban ar­eas nga wala na­pag­n­gan sa kuryente. Ato pang gi­pan­gayo ang ex­pla­na­tion sa NGCP kung unsa ang cause,’ Chavez said.

Chavez said the restora­tion of power sup­ply varies due to volt­age nor­mal­iza­tion.

“Ang uban af­ter 2 hours naka­ba­lik na ang kuryente ang uban wala pa kay i-nor­mal­ize pa man ang volt­age ana,” she added.

In its ad­vi­sory NGCP urges all stake­hold­ers to guard its lines and re­spect right-of-way (ROW) clear­ances. Any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity may be re­ported to their TIPNGCP Hot­line. (0917.847.6427 or 0918.847.6427)

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