Electricity back in some parts of Ormoc: NGCP

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 13 2017 09:13 PM

MANILA - Electricity has been restored in some parts of Ormoc City after a weeklong outage due to the 6.5-magnitude quake that hit Leyte on July 6, authorities said Thursday.

As of 7:40 p.m., the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said several areas in Ormoc City has been energized using electricity from Cebu.

The NGCP said power has been restored in the areas of Babatngon-Tacloban, Paranas, Calbayog, Maasin, Bohol, Pasar and Biliran.

Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez confirmed the report.

"May kuryente some parts pa lang but will still experience rotational brownout," Gomez said. 

The Energy Development Corporation geothermal power plants are set to deliver an additional 64 megawatts of electricity to the area at 10 p.m.

Ormoc City needs around 60 megawatts during peak hours, authorities said.

The NGCP has said it could restore electricity in Eastern Visayas by July 31.

Samar, Bohol, and Southern Leyte have experienced a blackout since the quake hit last week.

Three major NGCP facilities were damaged by the temblor, including a tower in Ormoc City, a high voltage direct current transmission link, and an Ormoc sub-station..

--Reports from Alvin Elchico and Jorge Cariño, ABS-CBN News