BENECO enhances restoration of power

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BENECO crew and linemen will have their hands full today for the restoration and rehabilitation of damaged poles and lateral lines; BENECO has 13 feeders (Baguio City) 7 circuits (Benguet) all feeders have been energized. Not all circuits have been energized.

Within each feeder are lateral lines that need to be restored. This explains why in Baguio City where all feeders have been energized, there are still households that need to be energized, no of households affected – 192,000 (Baguio and Benguet) restored – 94,260 or 49.09 percent for Baguio City – the no of affected households is 105,263 of which 68,052 has been restored or 64.55 percent for La Trinidad – the no of affected households is 27,136 of which 24,136 has been restored or 88.94 percent in terms of barangays (Baguio and Benguet) no. of barangays – 268; no. of restored barangays – 100 or 37.31 percent (3) estimated cost of damage – P2,081.197.55 for Baguio City – P1,615,087.78; heavy damage also noted in Buguias, Bokod and Itogon the causes of no power in the lateral lines – collapsed and bent poles, cur primary line, tripped off reclosers, and areas needed clearing hopefully, all lines will be restored during the weekend anung pinagdaanan ng BENECO sa Ulysses.

We were on red alert already ng Nov. 11 in the afternoon. The typhoon was very strong and that it poured its strength in the early morning of Nov. 12. All linemen in full force and no leaves of absence are allowed. Linemen are briefed for safety in tow aspects — the use of protective gears and installation of grounding clusters and strict observance of health and safety protocols as to COVID-19. By Delmar Cariño

 

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