Power outage slate in Pangasinan Tuesday

DAGUPAN CITY–Parts of eastern and central Pangasinan will experience power interruption on Nov. 7 mainly due to maintenance activities by the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) on its facilities.

Melma Batario, NGCP’s Regional communications officer, said the power outage from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. would affect some of the service areas of the Pangasinan Electric Cooperative III (PANELCO III), and the Central Pangasinan Electric Cooperative (Cenpelco).

WIthout power are the Urdaneta (New), Rosales, Carmen, Barangobong, Tayug and Umingan power substations servicing the towns of Urdaneta, Asingan, San Manuel, Rosales, Villasis, Sto. Tomas, Sta. Maria, San Nicolas, Natividad, Tayug, San, Quintin, Umingan and Balungao

Likewise affected, according to Batario, are the Bautista and Bayambang substations servicing Alcala, Bautista, Bayambang, Basista, parts of Urbiztondo and San Carlos City

Annual preventive maintenance and testing of Nagsaag power transformer and associated equipment, simultaneous with the replacement of wood poles at Tumana-Libertad-Umingan line segments and other line maintenance activities along Nagsaag-Umingan 69kV line were cited by NGCP as reasons for the power outage.  PNA-northboundasia.com