Power restored in some parts of Marawi

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — The Department of Energy (DOE) in coordination with the various generations, transmission and electricity distribution players in Mindanao, is trying to bring back power in some critical parts of the strife torn Marawi City, a DOE press statement said Friday.

The DOE’s Inter-Agency Task Force on Securing Energy Facilities (IATFSEF) reported that, as of 12 noon Wednesday, 45 percent of Marawi City remains energized when power was restored in some major establishments last June 10.

Among the establishments and areas where power has already been restored are the Provincial Capitol, Amai Pakpak Medical Center, Brigade-Campo Ranao -AFP Camp, Barangay Saber and part of Barangay Matampay.

With proper coordination with the AFP and the PNP forces, the technical line personnel are on their way to restore power in other vital installations in the affected areas.

On the distribution side, the Lanao Del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LASURECO), said that the current power supply for Lanao Del Sur is zero percent in the 1st district covering 15 municipalities, and 100 percent in the 2nd District with 16 municipalities.

For the Mindanao generation facilities, the National Power Corp. reported that the Agus -Pulangi Hydroelectric Complexes are in normal operation, according to a report by the DOE’s IATSEF.

Water elevation at Lake Lanao stood at 701.210 meters above sea level, while the water release is at 160 meters per second, the Task Force said.

The Marawi Lake Regulating Dam (MLRD) gates opening has been maintained at 1.60 in view of the fact that changes entail hazards from sniper fire.

Based on the current report, the transmission system is operating under normal conditions. Ercel Maandig/PNA-northboundasia.com