NGCP ready for ‘Jolina’


MANILA – The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is implementing the necessary preparations and precautions to minimize the impact of Tropical Storm Jolina on transmission operations and facilities.

In a news release, the NGCP said these preparations include ensuring the reliability of communications equipment, availability of hardware materials and supplies necessary for the repair of damaged facilities, as well as the positioning of line crews in strategic areas to facilitate immediate restoration work.

NGCP’s Integrated Disaster Action Plan (IDAP) prescribes these and other procedures to ensure the readiness of all power transmission facilities expected to be affected by the passage of the weather disturbance.

NGCP’s Overall Disaster Command Center monitors all power restoration activities, reports, and updates from the Regional Command Centers in North Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, whichever is directly affected by the weather disturbance.

The NGCP reported that as of 8 p.m. Friday, all systems in typhoon-affected areas were operating normally.