APEC assures power restoration in Albay before Christmas

Published December 6, 2019, 10:25 AM

by AJ Siytangco

By Nino Luces

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay – The Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC) has assured that power will be restored in the province of Albay before Christmas.

(Mayor Joseling B. Aguas, Jr. of Sto. Domingo, Albay / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Mayor Joseling B. Aguas, Jr. of Sto. Domingo, Albay / MANILA BULLETIN)

Ed Piamonte, APEC Branch 1, manager said that backbone lines will be the first to be energized.

“By December 21 or 22, lahat ng bayan, lahat ng city ay mapapailawan namin. Unang-una yung tinatawag na backbone line, yun yung priority. Lahat ng substation, lahat ng backbone line, i-energize namin. Yung mga bahay along the main lines, papailawan namin hanggang sa kaya naming pailawan,” he said.

Piamonte said that villages far from the backbone lines will take longer before power in their areas is restored.

“Ang nakikita namin sa district 3, ang bayan ng Pioduran at Jovellar saka yung iba pang malalayong mga barangay ay hindi pa namin pwedeng bigyan yan. Pero gagawin namin ang lahat na mabigyan pa rin sila kasi malalayo sila. Sa district 1, yung Cagraray at San Miguel Island baka ma-leave out muna kasi yung San Miguel tatawid pa ng dagat. Hindi namin ma-assure na sa Pasko maiilawan lahat but we are doing our best,” Piomonte said.

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced that it should be able to restore power supply in APEC’s feeder stations by December 12.

Piamonte said that as of Friday, feeder 1 to 2 of Washington Substation and feeder 3 of Bitano Substation are now ready to be energized but only at least 18 percent of APEC consumers will initially benefit.

Among the areas being served by feeder 1 and 2 of Washington Substation are consumers from the provincial capitol, city hall, and UST Hospital, while feeder 2 includes consumers from Bicol University, BRTTH to Daraga Municipal Hall. Feeder 3 of Bitano Substation includes residential houses near SM City Legazpi and other small commercial establishments in Legazpi City.

Carlos Laroza, general manager of APEC disclosed that at least P134 million damage was incurred by Albay’s power cooperative due to “Tisoy.”

He said that based on the assessment of a damaged electric pole as of December 5, there are 1,282 poles for backbone lines and 2,218 poles for lateral lines that were damaged.

Laroza added that there were augmentation teams from NEA and other electric cooperatives in the country that will help restore power supply in the province of Albay as soon as possible.

 
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APEC assures power restoration in Albay before Christmas

Published December 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Nino Luces

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay – The Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC) has assured that power will be restored in the province of Albay before Christmas.

(Mayor Joseling B. Aguas, Jr. of Sto. Domingo, Albay / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Mayor Joseling B. Aguas, Jr. of Sto. Domingo, Albay / MANILA BULLETIN)

Ed Piamonte, APEC Branch 1, manager said that backbone lines will be the first to be energized.

“By December 21 or 22, lahat ng bayan, lahat ng city ay mapapailawan namin. Unang-una yung tinatawag na backbone line, yun yung priority. Lahat ng substation, lahat ng backbone line, i-energize namin. Yung mga bahay along the main lines, papailawan namin hanggang sa kaya naming pailawan,” he said.

Piamonte said that villages far from the backbone lines will take longer before power in their areas is restored.

“Ang nakikita namin sa district 3, ang bayan ng Pioduran at Jovellar saka yung iba pang malalayong mga barangay ay hindi pa namin pwedeng bigyan yan. Pero gagawin namin ang lahat na mabigyan pa rin sila kasi malalayo sila. Sa district 1, yung Cagraray at San Miguel Island baka ma-leave out muna kasi yung San Miguel tatawid pa ng dagat. Hindi namin ma-assure na sa Pasko maiilawan lahat but we are doing our best,” Piomonte said.

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced that it should be able to restore power supply in APEC’s feeder stations by December 12.

Piamonte said that as of Friday, feeder 1 to 2 of Washington Substation and feeder 3 of Bitano Substation are now ready to be energized but only at least 18 percent of APEC consumers will initially benefit.

Among the areas being served by feeder 1 and 2 of Washington Substation are consumers from the provincial capitol, city hall, and UST Hospital, while feeder 2 includes consumers from Bicol University, BRTTH to Daraga Municipal Hall. Feeder 3 of Bitano Substation includes residential houses near SM City Legazpi and other small commercial establishments in Legazpi City.

Carlos Laroza, general manager of APEC disclosed that at least P134 million damage was incurred by Albay’s power cooperative due to “Tisoy.”

He said that based on the assessment of a damaged electric pole as of December 5, there are 1,282 poles for backbone lines and 2,218 poles for lateral lines that were damaged.

Laroza added that there were augmentation teams from NEA and other electric cooperatives in the country that will help restore power supply in the province of Albay as soon as possible.

 
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