Power restored in parts of Luzon after strong quake: NGCP


Posted at Apr 22 2019 08:34 PM

BGC residents stay outside of highrise buildings in Taguig City on April 22, 2019, after an Intensity 6.1 Earthquake was felt in Metro Manila. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The Philippines' power grid operator said it has restored electricity in areas that experienced a power outage following the strong earthquake that struck Luzon Monday afternoon. 

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said it has restored power in Pangasinan, La Union, and parts of Pampanga. 

"Restoration of power transmission services in parts of Pampanga and Bataan is on-going. Aerial and foot patrol will commence as soon as the situation is safe," NGCP said in a statement. 

Meanwhile, the Luzon grid was on red alert as of 5:20 p.m., Monday amid low power reserves. 

Peak demand was estimated to be 8,900 megawatts while available capacity was at 9,500 megawatts.