electricityTACLOBAN CITY, July 7 — Two of the biggest power distributors in Leyte expressed their readiness to receive supply from transmission lines of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines(NGCP).

The Leyte II Electric Cooperative’s LEYECO II and LEYECO III are prepared to get power as their distribution line infrastructures were undamaged despite the 6.5 magnitude tremor which hit the whole Eastern Visayas Region Thursday afternoon.

In a press statement the LEYECO III management stated their lines were intact. “We are ready to receive power from the transmission lines (NGCP) anytime.”

Engr. Alvin Santos, the OIC, OPCS, District 1-Visayas O&M of the NGCP, said their lines were also intact and ready to receive power from the generation.

However, the problem is on the generation part as Tongononan Geothermal Power Plant recorded a six-yard damage. The power plant is the largest geothermal energy producer in the country and provides most of the power supply for Visayas.

LEYECO III management said they haven’t received any updates as to the restoration time of the power plant.

Meanwhile, LEYECO II, for their part, said that as per technical survey and assessment, all their distribution line infrastructures were intact indicating their readiness to receive power from our source through NGCP.

He added that as of the posting of the press statement, no definite date had been given both by GCGI (power plant) and NGCP (transmission) as to when our power will be up.

LEYECO II covers Tacloban; Palo, Leyte; and Babatngon while LEYECO III covers the municipalities of Jaro, Carigara, Tunga, Barugo, Sta. Fe, Alang-alang, Capoocan and Pastrana. (Lizbeth Ann A. Abella/PNA)