CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Two days after the onslaught of Super Typhoon Karding, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Tuesday said the transmission lines have not yet been restored in several parts of Nueva Ecija province.
In its advisory, the NGCP said the transmission lines that are still unavailable include the Cabanatuan-San Luis 69kV Line, Cabanatuan-Bulualto 69kV Line, and the San Rafael-Cabanatuan 230kV Line 1 wing.
The NGCP said it has deployed 14 line teams comprised of over 100 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, " the NGCP said.
Meanwhile, the Cabanatuan Electric Corporation (CELCOR) has started energizing several villages in Nueva Ecija's economic and education center.
"Ang CELCOR ay unti-unting ibabalik ang suplay ng kuryente sa iba pang barangay na walang problema o sira sa kanilang linya (The CELCOR will gradually restore the electric supply in other villages that have no problem nor damage with their lines," the firm said.
Some areas, especially in this city's business center where hospitals, colleges and universities, and banks are situated, have been energized as early as Monday afternoon.
"Para sa kaligtasan ng lahat, ang mga lugar na binaha at may mga electrical structures na nagtamo ng matinding pagkasira ay hindi muna maibabalik ang kuryente sa ngayon (For the safety of all, those areas that have been flooded and have electrical structures that have been damaged badly, the electric power will not yet be restored for now)," CELCOR said.
It vowed to do its best to restore the power supply in Cabanatuan City as early as possible. (PNA)