Power restored in various areas in Luzon following aftermath of ‘Karen’

MANILA — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has restored power in various areas in Luzon which experienced power outage due to the onslaught of typhoon “Karen.”

In an advisory issued at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, the NGCP said it has restored power in franchise areas of various transmission lines and facilities in Luzon such as the La-Trinidad-Sablan 69-kV line and La Trinidad-Ampucao 69-kV line in Benguet; Nagsaag-Umingan 69-kV line in Pangasinan; Cabanatuan-Fatima 69-kV line and Cabanatuan-San Luis 69-kV in Nueva Ecija; Calaca-Balayan-Nasugbu/Calatagan 69-kV line and Batangas-Ibaan-Rosario 69-kV line, both in Batangas, and the Famy-Comon 69-kV line in Quezon.

Meanwhile, power is still down in franchise areas of other transmission facilities such as the La Trinidad-Sagada 69-kV line in La Union; Batangas-Bolboc 69-kV line in Batangas and the Lopez-Tagkawayan 69-kV line in Quezon.

”Inspection and restoration of lines in the affected areas will be in full swing as soon as the weather allows,” the NGCP said.

The NGCP, meanwhile, assured the conduct of necessary preparations and precaution to minimize the effect of the typhoon’s onslaught to its facilities through “ensuring the availability of hardware materials and supplies necessary for the repair of damages to facilities, as well as the positioning of line crews in strategic areas, to facilitate immediate restoration work.”

Typhoon “Karen” made landfall in Baler, Aurora on Sunday dawn, bringing heavy rains and strong winds in most provinces in Luzon and Metro Manila. Benjamin Nathaniel Bondoc/PNA-northboundasia.com