Wayward kites getting caught on power lines blamed for outages

Published April 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Liezle Basa Inigo

SAN CARLOS CITY, Pangasinan – The Central Pangasinan Electric Cooperative(Cenpelco) has issued an advisory, asking the public to be mindful of power lines when flying kites this summer.

(CENPELCO / MANILA BULLETIN)
(CENPELCO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Cenpelco General Manager Engr. Rod Corpuz said they were issuing the appeal after some kites that were caught in power lines recently caused line tripping, and power outages.

“Sa nakalipas na ilang araw, nakapagtala ang Cenpelco ng maraming power outages at line tripping na kung saan isa sa mga dahilan ay mga saranggola na nagkabuhol-buhol sa mga linya ng kuryente. Malaking abala at perwesyo ang dulot nito hindi lang sa ating Kooperatiba, kundi lalong lalo na sa mgaMember-Consumer-Owners (MCOs) na kasalukuyang nananatili sa kanilang kabahayan ngayong mahigpit na ipinapatupad ang extreme enhanced community quarantine (EECQ). ‘ Corpuz said in statement.

He added they were not saying that flying kites should be prohibited, but were just reminding the public about its potential hazards if done near power lines.

Corpuz also warned against electrocution should a kite get caught with overhead lines.

Corpuz underscored that kite-flying should only be done in open areas, away from overhead power lines, substations, and other electrical installations.

 

 
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