POWER RESTORATION. The technical team from Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. joins in restoring power supply in some areas in Gapan City, Nueva Ecija on Monday (Oct. 3, 2022).  Some areas in Nueva Ecija are still without electricity due to the onslaught of Super Typhoon Karding. (Photo courtesy of Nueva Ecija I Electric Cooperative, Inc.)

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija – Electric cooperatives (ECs) are continuously working to restore the electricity to areas affected by Super Typhoon Karding in this province.

Several areas here are still experiencing power service interruptions following the onslaught of “Karding” last week.

In its advisory on Monday, the Nueva Ecija II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NEECO II) Area I reported that power was fully restored in its coverage areas in Carranglan, Lupao, Talugtog, Guimba, Licab, Quezon, Aliaga, Talavera, Sto. Domingo, and Science City of Munoz.

The NEECO II Area 2, meanwhile, said partial restoration was done in some of its coverage areas and is continuously working to fix the damage in some areas for full power restoration.

The NEECO I, which is the hardest hit in the province, said around 64.29 percent of the villages under its coverage areas have electricity.

Based on the report of the NEECO 1 Technical Services Department, a total of 46 distribution transformers and 242 distribution poles in its coverage areas in the towns of Cabiao, San Isidro, Jaen, San Antonio, and Gapan City were damaged with an estimated cost of PHP23 million.

The Cabanatuan Electric Corporation (Celcor), which distributes electricity in the province’s economic and education center, also reported that 95.01 percent, or 83,254 out of 87,628 active consumers, have been energized.

Celcor said its teams will strive to fully restore the power supply in the city as early as possible.

Meanwhile, at least 10 electric cooperatives in Luzon have joined in helping to restore power supply a week after the typhoon hit the province. (PNA)