DOE Reports Transmission Lines of 15 Out of 21 Provinces, Assures Electricity Supply Available


The Department of Energy through their head, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi reported to President Rody Duterte on Sunday that they are already exerting efforts to restore power in the provinces hit by Bagyong Ompong.



During a press briefing in Tuguegarao City, Secretary Cusi said that no power plant was damaged during Bagyong Ompong in the affected areas so supply of electricity will not be a problem.



Secretary Cusi was quoted as saying "Yung supply [ng kuryente ay] available. Ang tinututukan na lang ng DOE (Department of Energy) ay restoration ng linya," he said.

The Energy Secretary said during the situation briefing the transmission lines in 15 of the 21 provinces affected by Typhoon Ompong have already been restored. Efforts for distribution, however, are "ongoing," he added.

Sec. Cusi also explained that they could not immediately restore power in some areas due to safety concerns. "Hindi makapag-energize ng maaga dahil concerned tayo sa safety ngmga nagtatrabaho sa ground at ng mga mamamayan."



In Cagayan Province alone, one of the hardest hit areas of the typhoon, Sec. Cusi said there is an ongoing "foot and aerial patrol" to determine the extent of damage to the power lines.

The Energy Secretary also noted that as for petroleum products, they don't see a problem regarding its supply to typhoon-hit areas.

"Sufficient po ang supply. Continued ang replenishment. We don't foresee a problem sa petrolyo, sa LPG, as far as the supply is concerned," Cusi said.

Source: PNA


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