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Power fully restored in 3 quake-hit Visayas provinces: DOE

MANILA, July 28 -- Power has been fully restored in Leyte, Samar and Bohol provinces, which were recently hit by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced Friday.
Noah Luchansky Dave
Noah Luchansky Dave

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi commended DOE personnel and industry participants who helped restore electricity in the three provinces four days earlier than the July 31 deadline.

"However, the task to build a stronger and more resilient energy system lies ahead. Our hosting of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue in Bohol next week will help us learn more and do more," Cusi said in a news release.

System operator, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines, meanwhile reported to the DOE that the newly transferred 150-megavolt ampere Transformer 2 at the Ormoc Substation was successfully energized at about 9 p.m. last Wednesday and was loading electricity on Friday.

This means that another 135 megawatts (MW) can be delivered to Leyte, Samar and Bohol.

A combined power generation capacity of 330 MW will be delivered to the three islands in anticipation of its projected 291-MW projected peak demand. A total of 270 MW will be traversing the Ormoc Substation, 40 MW will come from the Tongonan Geothermal Power Plant, and 20 MW from various embedded sources. (DOE PR)

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