Noceco gets more help for power restoration
By Adrian P. Nemes III
THE Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative (Noceco) received more help to hasten their power restoration efforts in areas badly-hit by Typhoon Odette.
An eight-man team from Capiz Electric Cooperative (Capelco), which is part of the Task Force Kapatid of Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (Philreca), arrived in the province Tuesday, December 28.
Jonas Discaya, general manager of Noceco, said the team will be deployed in Sipalay City.
The Silver Dragon Construction Corp. also helped in fixing the sagging power lines of Noceco in some of its service areas.
Earlier, linemen from the Iloilo Electric Cooperatives I and II have also been deployed at the southern part of Negros Occidental where many areas are still experiencing power outage.
As of December 27, about 88.89 percent of Noceco’s substations and 76.67 percent of their feeders have been energized, the power distribution utility reported.
Noceco said they are prioritizing restoration on their 69 kilovolt (kV) lines, which would supply power to their substations, while parallel works are also being done on the substations’ feeder lines.
“As soon as all feeders have been energized, we will gradually restore power on the lateral/secondary lines once it has been cleared. This is to ensure everyone’s safety,” Discaya said.
He said that while some areas have energized status, some lateral (secondary lines) connected may still not work as further clearing and repairs may be needed.
Discaya reiterated that in instances when the secondary line has been energized and yet power has not been restored in a residence, consumers may contact 09176335631 or 09498147896 and provide the account name and number
Noceco is supplying electricity from Pulupandan to Hinoba-an.
For his part, Jose Taniongon, officer-in-charge of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco), said Tuesday that they are yet to collate their data as to how many of their service areas have been energized already.
Taniongon had said earlier that power had been restored to about 87 percent of its service areas.
In northern Negros Occidental, Northern Negros Electric Cooperative (Noceco) has already restored power to 90 percent of their service areas, its general manager Danny Pondevilla said.
Ceneco supplies electricity in cities of Bacolod, Silay, Talisay and Bago, and towns of Don Salvador Benedicto and Murcia, while Noceco’s service areas are from E.B. Magalona town to San Carlos City.Noceco gets more help for power restoration