DOE: Power Has Been Fully Restored in Quick-Hit Areas Four Days Before Deadline


The administration of Pres. Rody Duterte is doing it's best to fulfill his promise to help the Filipino victims of earthquake that hits the island of Leyte, Samar and Bohol. Through the leadership of Pres. Duterte, the Department of Energy reported that they fully restored the power in three provinces of Leyte, Samar and Bohol after the devastation brought about by the 6.5 earthquake.


Secretary Alfonso Cusi of the Department of Energy commended all those in the Energy Department and Industry Participants who contributed to attaining this kind of achievement four days earlier than the July 31, 2017 deadline.

The DOE Secretary was quoted as saying "I congratulate and than the hardworking people, especially those on the ground, for attaining 100% restoration of power in Leyte, Samar and Bohol," Cusi said.

Sec. Cusi also added that "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 added.


The System Operator, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, reported to the DOE that the newly transferred 150Mva Transformer 2 at the Ormoc Substation was successfully energized at around 2140H on Wednesday (July 27) and is loading electricity on July 28, 2017.

This means that another 135 MW can be delivered to Leyte, Samar and Bohol. The total potential of 330 MW in the three islands to address is projected peak demand of 291 MW is broken down as follows:

(1) 135 MW traversing the Ormoc Substation
(2) 40 MW from Tongonan Geothermal Power Plant
(3) 20 MW from various embedded generation sources
(4) additional 135 MW through the Ormoc Substation.

Source: PIA


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