NGCP Article

NGCP sets targets for restoration of Odette-affected transmission lines

Published on December 21, 2021 12:00 AM

Five days after Odette made landfall, restoration efforts for transmission facilities continue. Of the 2,200MW "normal" loading or consumption of the Visayas Grid, only about 800MW or 36% is being monitored by NGCP's Visayas System Operations. While aerial patrols are still ongoing, NGCP has found 12 of its transmission towers and more than 600 transmission poles damaged.  Of the 95 transmission facilities affected, NGCP has restored 76, leaving only 19 lines for restoration. 

The restoration plans for the remaining facilities are as follows:

Cooperative

Target Restoration Date

Line

Leyte

LEYECO IV

22 December

31 December

Ormoc-Baybay 69kV line

Maasin-Hilongos-Baybay 69kV

LEYECO V

22 December

Ormoc-Baybay 69kV line

DORELCO

25 December

Tolosa-San Isidro 69kV line

 

 

 

Southern Leyte

SOLECO

31 December

TBA (Ongoing assessment)

Maasin-Nasaug-San Isidro 69kV line

San Miguel-St. Bernard 69kV line

 

 

 

Cebu

CEBECO III

Ready for energization

Calongcalong-Asturias 69kV line

 

 

 

Bohol

BOHECO I

31 December (Island operation)

Ubay-Trinidad-Carmen 69kV line

BOHECO II

31 December (Island operation)

Ubay-Trinidad-Carmen 69kV line

Ubay-Alicia-Garcia 69kV line

 

 

 

Negros

NORECO I and II

31 December

Amlan-Bindoy-San Carlos 69kV line

Mabinay-Bayawan 69kV line

NOCECO

TBA (Ongoing assessment, ROW ISSUE)

Kabankalan-Sipalay 69kV line

 

 

 

Surigao del Norte

SURNECO

25 December

Placer-Madrid 69kV Line

Placer-Surigao 69kV Line

SIARELCO

25 December

Placer-Madrid 69kV Line

 

 

 

Surigao del Sur

SURSECO II

25 December

Placer-Madrid 69kV Line


The remaining affected 138kV line in Leyte and two (2) 138kV lines in Cebu are targeted to be restored by 22 December. One 138kV line in Bohol is also targeted to be restored on 31 December. Transmission services in areas serviced by VECO, MECO, and CEBECO II are already restored.

The Paranas-Borongan-Quinapondan and Sta. Rita-Quinapondan 69kV lines servicing the ESAMELCO franchise area were restored on 20 December, bringing back power transmission services in the province. 

One (1) 230kV Line and fifteen (15) 138kV Lines are de-energized. These lines are ready for energization as soon as power generators are ready to transmit, and distribution utilities are ready to receive power.

NGCP has fully restored transmission services to the provinces of Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Biliran, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Davao Oriental, Agusan del Norte, and Agusan del Sur. 

NGCP has augmented its work force – deploying a total of 92 line gangs, or 736 personnel, working 24/7 when weather and safety conditions permit to expedite post-Typhoon Odette restoration works. 

Please note that this schedule refers only to transmission services, and not to distribution services or generating capacity. For complete restoration of power, all distribution and transmission facilities and sufficient generating capacity must be available. We defer to the Department of Energy and/or the National Electrification Authority for information on distribution and generation restoration. ###