NGCP restores Lanao del Norte transmission line affected by tower bombing
Published on October 26, 2022 12:00 AM
The Baloi-Aurora 138-kiloVolt (kV) line, which services the entire Zamboanga peninsula, Misamis Occidental, and parts of Lanao del Norte, was successfully restored and energized by NGCP at 4:39AM on 26 October 2022.
NGCP expedited the dismantling of the toppled Tower No. 8 and erected an Emergency Restoration System (ERS) to restore the affected line less than 36 hours from the incident. The tower, located in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte, was bombed by lawless elements on 24 October 2022.
“It is NGCP's mandate to provide reliable power transmission services. We are committed to our mandate, and we will continue to deliver on this commitment, despite challenges posed by lawless elements,” NGCP stated.
“We laud the efforts and bravery of our line personnel who pursued immediate restoration without hesitation. We thank the local police and armed forces who secured the area and ensured the safety of our people,” added the company.
NGCP reiterates that any malicious activities that are intended to damage or cripple NGCP’s transmission lines and facilities may cause power interruptions which serve only to burden ordinary power consumers. Report any suspicious activity involving NGCP’s transmission facilities to the NGCP TIP hotline at 0917-8476427 / 0918-8476427. ###