TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 21 (PNA) — The regional capital and nearby towns will suffer a 12-hour power shutdown on Sunday due to ongoing upgrading project of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

The NGCP will cut power in Tacloban and nearby towns of Palo and Babatngon from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to its advisory sent to the media Wednesday afternoon.

“This is to facilitate configuration and synchronization works on new and old power transformers at Babatngon substation,” the NGCP stated.

The power transmission firm is adding up two new 50 MVA (Mega Volt Amp) transformers as part of their nationwide expansion, which includes the new Ormoc-Babatngon 138 kV (kilovolts) line.

Tacloban and nearby areas is under the Leyte II Electric Cooperative with 54,411 power consumers as of mid-2015. (PNA)