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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, July 4, 2016
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Power outrages explained

An unscheduled power interruption that lasted up to three hours was experienced in five major feeders on Saturday, July 2, after the 69kV line 2 was damaged in Purok Katilingban, Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City.

The Central Negros Electric Cooperative reported that the 69kV line 2 was hit by a fallen bamboo tree and damaged it, causing power outage from 6:32 p.m. until 9:36 p.m.

Consumers connected to the Bacolod-Silay 69kV line affected were those served by Burgos Feeders 1 to 4, Mt. View Feeders 1 to 5, Panao-gao Feeder 1 and 2, Lopez Feeders 1 to 3, Talisay Feeders 1 to 3, it said.

Meanwhile, those connected to the Reclamation Feeder 1 underwent a scheduled power interruption from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m last Friday, July 1.

The power interruption was due to maintenance activities conducted to ensure stability of distribution lines and to avoid serious damages that will result to major outages, the report said.

CENECO converted two alley arm assemblies due to DPWH Road widening project at Sto. Niño Bridge located in San Juan, Bacolod.

CENCO is also reminding electricity consumers that in the event of any power interruption, electrical switches should be turned-off for safety reasons.

Consumers must provide allowance of about 10-15 minutes before switching on all electrical appliances and facilities to avoid power surge when the electricity supply returns, the report also said.*KBC


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