12-hour power blackout in Baguio, La Trinidad on January 19

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BAGUIO CITY  – Some 45,000 residential and commercial consumers will be affected by the 12-hour power blackout that will be implemented by the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) in the city and the nearby town of La Trinidad, Benguet in order to energize its new power substation among other preventive maintenance works on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 6 am to 6 pm.

In a recent, advisory, BENECO management cited that the power blackout is expected to be experience in the whole of Baguio City and La Trinidad which will be the primary areas that will be affected by the implementation of its works on its new power substation.

However, the areas that will be exempted from the blackout are  Tublay proper

Except: Upper Ambiong, Ambuklao Road portion, APTS, Sim-sim Compound, Regidor st., Maria Basa, Liteng, Pacdal Circle, Sispno Road, Botanical Garden, Pucsusan, Tavera St., Kneedler St., Poblete Extension, Johnhay, BCC, Country Club Village, Happy Hallow, Lamut, Marlboro Country, DZWT, GMA, RPN, DZBS, Lualhati, Felipe, Moran, Apostol, De Los Reyes, Europa, Modesta, Good Shepperd, Cuneta, Mines View Park areas, Gibraltar, Romulo Drive, Tuding road, Outlook Drive, Mary Hurst, Lucnab, Teachers Camp to Forbes Park DS, Balangabang, DENR Compound, Villamor St., Portion of Outlook Drive, Innsbruck, South Drive, Portion of Paterno St., DPS Compound, Lower Cabinet Hill, Green Water, Wagner Road, Military Cut-off, Sta. Scholastica Village, Dagsian, Hillside, Gabriela Silang, Woodsgate, Camp 8, BWD Dedicated Line, Puliwes, San Vicente, Lower Balsigan, Agpaoa Drive, Milo Subdivision, Woodsville Subdivision, Sarok, Kennon road, Kalinga Pelota Court, Petersville, Amparo Heights, Lexber Heights Phase I, Amistad, Montecello, Richgate Square Phase II, Crest Wood, Eagle Crest Phase I & II, Ciudad Grande Phase I & II, Lexber Heights Phase II, Gumamela, Bakakeng road, New Site SLU-SVP, Forest Gold, Ramsey Pumping, Sto. Nino Subdivision, Camp 7, Kennon road, Pias, Youngland, Mangga, Pongian, Soyuc, Ongasan, Lions Head, Kennon Road,Along Naguilian road, Coca-cola, Yagyagan, Lexber, Camog, Monglo, Amocao, Pedawan, Sabdang, Sablan, Palali, Sawali, La Chesa Subdivision, Blist-Getcha Subdivision, Postalville Subdivision, Genesis Subdivision, Irisan, Cypress, UP Village, Marville Subdivision, CIGI, San Miguel, NPC Subdivision, San Carlos Heights, San Luis Extension, Bermuda Subdivision, Cooyesan, Shangrila Village, San Roque, Lourdes Subdivision, Mirador Hill, Dominican Hill, Hamada Subdivision until St. Vincent DS, Asin Road, Cabluyen, Km 5 Asin Road down to Tadiangan Sectionalizer, Asin roads, San Pascual, Tam-awan Pinsao, Longlong Road, Bato-Longlong to Talingguroy, Bombo Radio, Tacay Road, Pinsao Proper, Araneta/Rainbows End Subdivision, Fairview, Quezon Hill Junction, Quezon Hill 1st and 2nd Road, Easter Road, Manzanillo Subdivision, Richwood Subdivision, Ferguzon Road, Tacay Road-Pinsao, Badihoy St., Dangwa Road, Avelino St., Avelino St. Extension, Rainbow Hills Subdivision, Sepic Road, feeders  5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

BENECO cited the main reason for the scheduled power interruption are the Energization of the new 50MVA power transformer and Uprating of primary poles along backbone lines.

BENECO called on the public to consider all lines energized as power may be restored earlier than the projected schedule.

By Dexter A. See

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