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Cusi: DOE working double-time to restore power supply in typhoon-hit areas

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Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi on Tuesday said that the Department of Energy (DOE) is now working continuously to respond to the restoration of energy services and assessing damages to areas that have been affected by Tropical Storm Maring.

“The DOE and rest of the Energy family remains on top of the situation, especially in providing the immediate energy needs in the affected areas,” Cusi said.

Cusi added that all power generation plants in the affected areas are under normal operations.

“Per the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) grid update, there are sufficient levels of supply and reserves as of 6 a.m. today, 12 October 2021,” Cusi noted,

On the other hand, Cusi said that as of 8:30 on 12 October, Ambuklao, Binga and Lake Lanao are undergoing spilling operations.

“Diesel Power Plants (DPP) in Cagayan such as Balatubat and Minabel were shut down since 11 October 2021 due to bad weather conditions. Meanwhile, Hikdop DPP in Surigao Del Norte is still not operational due to a line fault.

“Further, Calayan DPP, Maconacon MG, and Palanan DPP were either not operational or on standby due to bad weather conditions or a line fault caused by Maring. Line clearing and restoration are ongoing for DPPs that experienced line faults,” Cusi added.

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