Date Published: 7/11/2017 2:00:00 PM
As of 1PM, testing in Ormoc Substation has revealed that all 6 transformers in the NGCP facility have been damaged by the earthquake, which was upgraded to intensity 8 by PHILVOLCS. NGCP is now planning to transport transformers from Cebu to Ormoc Substation in order to replace the damaged transformers to be able to accommodate excess power supply from Cebu, if any, and distribute to the affected islands of Leyte, Samar, Bohol, and Biliran.
NGCP, in coordination withEDC, is currently preparing for the energization of EDC's Marshalling substation. Once EDC completes testing and receives feedback power, the Upper Mahiao and Malitbog geothermal plants, with a combined capacity of 129.5 MegaWatts (MW), will be energized and ready to supply power after 16-18 hours of preparation, to be counted from the time feedback power is received.
Testing is also ongoing at Ormoc High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) switching station.
Restoration activities may be delayed due to inclement weather and aftershocks that may be felt the area. Apart from ensuring the safety of the linemen, high voltage equipment for repair are highly sensitive to motion and moisture brought by unfavorable weather conditions.
NGCP assures the public that it is continuously monitoring the situation and will provide more updates as new information is available.
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