MANILA – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Friday said seven transmission lines and facilities were affected by the onslaught of Tropical Storm Vinta, which made landfall over Davao Oriental before dawn.
In an advisory, the NCGP said one transmission line in the Visayas and six across Mindanao were among those affected, causing outages in storm-hit areas.
It said it would begin “inspection and restoration” of affected lines “as soon as the weather allows."
“Please note that loss of power may be caused by affected transmission facilities of NGCP or distribution facilities of local distribution utilities or electric cooperatives. Specific cities and municipalities affected by the power interruptions are determined by concerned distribution utilities, unless the outage affects the entire franchise area," the NGCP said.
Storm warning signals are still up in 28 areas as "Vinta" continues to move west across Mindanao,
The affected transmission lines are as follows:
Paranas-Quinapondan 69kV Line
Affected customer: ESAMELCO
Date/time out: 22 December / 10:49PM
San Francisco-Tandag 69kV Line
Affected customer: SURSECO II
Date/time out: 21 December / 6:19PM
Bislig-Cateel-Baganga 69kV Line
Affected customer: DORECO
Date/time out: 22 December / 1:28AM
Jasaan-Kinoguitan 69kV Line
Affected customer: CAMELCO, MORESCO II
Date/time out: 22 December / 4:06AM
Date/time restored: 22 December / 5:23AM (partial restoration)
Balo-i-Marawi 69kV Line
Affected Customer: LASURECO
Date/time out: 22 December / 5:02AM
Agus6-Kauswagan 69kV Line
Affected customer: LANECO
Date/time out: 22 December / 7:31AM
Agus 6-Mapalad 69kV Line
Affected Customer: ILPI
Date/time out: 22 December / 10:18PM