Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Storm knocks out power to over 4 million Meralco customers

FREEPIK

THE NUMBER of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) customers that experienced power outages due to Severe Tropical Storm Paeng rose to 4.06 million, the power distributor said Sunday.  

In a statement, Meralco said  504,234 customers remain without power, mostly in Laguna and Cavite. The remainder are in parts of Batangas, Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, and Quezon.

“Our ground personnel and line crews are working round the clock to restore power the soonest possible time,” Meralco Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications Joe R. Zaldarriaga said the statement.

The number of affected power customers was the highest this year. The previous high was 1.23 million customers affected following the passage of Typhoon Karding (international name: Noru) in September, Meralco said in a Viber message.

In a statement, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) reported to the Department of Energy that as of noon Sunday, 91 electric cooperatives (ECs) were affected by the storm.

The NEA said five of these ECs experienced total power interruption; 24 experienced partial interruption; 32 are back to normal operations, while 30 ECs have yet to report their status.

It said that affected ECs were based in Regions I, II, Cordillera Administrative Region, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VIII, X, Caraga and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

The NEA reported an initial damage estimate of around P778,468 from Leyte V Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Province of Siquijor Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Meanwhile, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said restoration activities in areas affected by the storm are ongoing.

“NGCP mobilized a total of almost 600 personnel, or 73-line gangs, to expedite restoration works. Four choppers augmented foot patrols to expedite line inspections,” the grid operator said.

The NGCP said transmission lines in Aurora, parts of Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Quezon, and Batangas are still being restored.

“Restoration schedules for the remaining affected lines will be released (when) damage assessments come in. When possible, restoration works are done simultaneously with the line patrols,” it said.

Transmission lines in Camariñes Norte, Camariñes Sur, Albay, Laguna, Samar, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Antique, and Aklan have been restored, it said. — Ashley Erika O. Jose

Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!

Latest

News

A market vendor arranges assorted vegetables inside the Quinta Market in Manila, Sept. 19. Vegetable prices continued to rise in November. — PHILIPPINE STAR/...

News

More policemen are deployed in Divisoria, Manila as the shopping area is expected to draw bigger crowds ahead of the holidays, Dec. 1. —...

News

PHILIPPINE STAR/ RUSSELL PALMA By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter A PROPOSED MEASURE seeks to require National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board approval...

News

BW FILE PHOTO THE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION of the Philippines (MAP) is seeking the creation of a public-private sector advisory council for various sectors, in...

News

UNSPLASH THE HOLIDAYS shouldn’t be used as an excuse to binge-eat, warned a dietitian.  Christmas is just around the corner and with it comes...

News

MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) has secured a certificate of exemption from the Department of Energy (DoE) from the competitive selection process (CSP) for the...

You May Also Like

News

BW FILE PHOTO GROSS BORROWINGS by the National Government reached P2.6 trillion as of end-September as it continued to raise funds to respond to...

News

REUTERS By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter The country’s foreign exchange buffers slightly increased as of end-October as the value of the central bank’s...

News

KARASOLAR.COM TENA, Ecuador — Ecuador’s rainforest Achuar people say their ancestors long dreamed of a “fire canoe” or “electric fish” that would let them...

News

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the mental health of Filipinos across different groups all over the archipelago. From frontline workers, parents balancing...

Disclaimer: Respect Investment.com, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2022 Respect Investment. All Rights Reserved.