NGCP working on downed power lines

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 21 2016 08:40 AM

At least 12 power lines in areas ravaged by Super Typhoon "Lawin" (international name: Haima) have yet to be restored by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), officials said Friday morning.

Twenty-one power lines in Northern Luzon were affected by the typhoon but nine lines, including the Santiago-Tuguegarao line, have been fixed on Thursday, NGCP spokesperson Atty. Cynthia Alabanza said in an interview with DZMM.

"The damage in power lines is not as extensive as in previous typhoons, but some of the affected lines are in mountainous areas so it will take time before we can reach and assess the damage there," she said.

Though transmission lines may be fixed as soon as aerial surveys have been conducted, a definite date on when electricity will be fully restored in Northern Luzon has yet to be announced as electric cooperatives in affected provinces may still not be ready to receive power, Alabanza said.