Typhoon “Glenda” left behind with majority of electric cooperatives, power retailers, in the Bicol mainland and other areas powerless, as noted by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).
In the NGCP’s 7:00 a.m. update Wednesday, identified these cooperatives as the Eastern Samar Electric Cooperative Inc. (ESAMELCO), Samar Electric Cooperative Inc 1 (SAMELCO 1), Northern Samar Electric Cooperative Inc. (NORSAMELCO), Mactan Electric Company (MECO), Bataan Electric Cooperative Inc (BATELEC), Quezon Electric Cooperative Inc 1 (QUEZELCO 1), APEC, Sorsogon Electric Cooperative Inc. 1 (SORECO 1), Camarines Sur Electric Cooperative Inc. 1 (CASURECO 1), CASURECO 2, CASURECO 3 and CASURECO 4.
Many of the millions of consumers will have to wait for weeks for restoration and normalization of service.
The Leyte-Luzon 350-kV High Voltage Direct Line (HVDC) had disrpted supply connection between the Luzon grid and the central region.
The transmission company noted that the Southern Luzon provinces which were disconnected from the grids are Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Quezon and Bicol.
NGCP stated that the 500-kV lines that were affected are the San Jose-Nagsaag Line, San Jose-Tayabas Line, Dasma-Tayabas Line, Dasma-Ilijan Line and the Nagsaag-Bolo line.
The Bicol region was separated from the grid due to the outage of the Tayabas-Naga 230-kilovolts (kV) line and the Gumaca-Labo 230-kV line.
Other 230-kV facility affected in the Luzon Region as of 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, are the Mexico-Hermosa Line, Hermosa-Limay Line, San Jose-Balintawak Line, Daraga-Bacman Line, Labo-Naga Line, Daraga-Bacman Line, Naga-Tiwi C Line, Naga-Daraga Line, Daraga-Tiwi A Line, Naga-Tayabas Line, Gumaca-Kalayaan Line, Gumaca-Labo Line, Tayabas-Daraga Line, Malaya-Kalayaan Line, San Jose-Malolos Line, Binan-Muntinlupa Line, Binan-Dasma Line, Binan-Bay Line, Calaca-Bacnotan Line, Calaca-Sta. Rosa Line, Calaca-Amadeo Line and the Araneta-Paco Line.
The Dasmarinas-Rosario connection is the sole 115 kV transmission line that was hit.
Further, the 69 kV lines that were badly damaged by the typhoon are the Bay-Calamba; Gumaca-Hongdagua-Tagkawayan, Gumaca-Pitogo-Mulanay, Daraga-Legaspi, Daraga-Sorsogon, Naga-Libmanan, Naga-Lagonoy, Naga-Iriga.
The NGCP also pointed out that the 69 kV lines in Batangas and Sorsogon are down. (PNA)