The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) recently announced that a 12-hour power interruption is set to happen on August 16 (Sunday) in some parts of Iloilo and Guimaras. The interruption will be from 5:30am to 5:00 pm.
In a social media post of MORE Power Iloilo, it revealed that the NGCP is requesting to “de-energize a portion of Lapaz Feeder 2 to conduct pole replacement on structure 106.” Moreover, NGCP added that the scheduled interruption is due to the maintenance activities that will be implemented along Sta. Barbara-Ingore 69 kV transmission line.
Affected areas will include MORE Power’s Lapaz Substation Feeder 2 and will be affecting the following: Gegato Abecia in Balabago to 8th Street, Lawaan in Balantang, and the entire Metropolis Subdivision in Bitoon. Moreover, some barangays will have to be tied-up to the Jaro Substation Feeder 1 to isolate the areas from being affected by the interruption.
MORE Power adds that it will use the opportunity to repair unstable and damaged poles in affected areas, as it has identified problems. The said poles are the following: 10 dilapidated poles at 8th Street in Lawaan, 5 dilapidated poles at Metropolis in Bitoon, 30 damaged cross arms along Bitoon to Balantang, including sagging lines.