BAGUIO CITY – Some 80,000 households representing at least 50 percent of the total number of cosumers of the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) in Baguio and Benguet will have no power on Thursay, June 18, 2015, from 8 am to 6 pm, to allow the rural electric cooperative to implement various projects to improve its distribution lines and facilities.
The affected areas include parts of Caponga, Tublay, Whole of Sablan, La Trinidad (except Beckel), Major parts of Baguio and Tuba, Taloy Sur, Tadiangan, San Pascual, Poblacion Tb, Nangalisan, Taloy Norte, Pinsao Pilot Project, Victoria Village, Dontogan, Lower General Luna, Quezon Hill Proper, Dominican Mirador, Mrr – Queen Of Peace, Imelda R. Marcos, Central Guisad, Upper Quezon Hill, Middle Quezon Hill, Fairview, Lourdes Extension, Irisan, San Roque Village, Sto. Tomas School Area, Cresencia Village, Palma-Urbano, City Camp Central, City Camp Proper, Kayang Extension, Dizon Manzanillo Barangay, Bakakeng Central, Campo Filipino, Lower Rock Quarry, Camp Henry I. Allen, Upper Rock Quarry, Upper Q.M., Sto. Rosario Valley, Ferdinand, Sto. Tomas Proper, Bakakeng Norte/Sur, Pinget, Upper Market Subdivision, Pacdal, South Sanitary Camp, East Quirino Hill, West Quirino Hill, Magsaysay Private Road, Happy Homes – Lucban, Lower Quirino Hill, Teodora Alonzo, Padre Burgos, Kayang Hilltop, Kabayanihan, Azcko, Andres Bonifacio, Middle Quirino Hill, Lower Magsaysay, Engineer’S Hill, Burnham – Legarda, Session Road – Governor Pack Road, Salud Mitra, Lower Q.M. Gen. Aguinaldo, Cabinet Hill / Teacher’S Camp, Alfonso Tabora, Camdas, Harrison – Claudio Carantes, Bagong Lipunan, New Lucban, Upper Magsaysay, Padre Zamora, Sto. Nino – Slaughter Compd, Lower Lourdes Subdivision, Bayan Park – Village, Malcolm Square, Holyghost Extension, Rizal Monument, West Modernsite, Brookspoint, Saint Joseph Village / Navy Base, M. Roxas, Asin, San Luis Village, Lourdes Subdivision Proper, Middle Rock Quarry, Pinsao Proper, Guisad Surong, Upper General Luna, Imelda Village, Kagitingan, Honeymoon – Holyghost, Trancoville, Holyghost Proper, East Bayan Park, Brookside, West Bayan Park – Leonila Hill, South Central Aurora Hill.
The power outage will allow the rural electric cooperative and the National Gride Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to implement line works -Line works along La Trinidad-Calot 69kV Line, Retirement/ retrieval of existing metering points of Beneco T1 (50MVA) and Beneco T2 (20MVA), activation of single metering at North Sanitary Camp Substation, replacement of rotten primary pole along Rimando road, replacement of rotten pole and installation of intermediate pole near convention center, extension of 1-span primary line at Leonard wood road (The Camp), replacement of damaged primary pole along Naguillan road and Replacement of 45ft to 55ft pole along Bokawkan near new steel overpass.
NGCP and BENECO officials appealed to the affected consumers to consider all lines energized because power can be restored earlier than scheduled.
By Dexter A. See