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Estimate for Typhoon Rolly’s power sector damage raised to P344.69M

estimate for typhoon rollys power sector damage raised to p344 69m - Estimate for Typhoon Rolly’s power sector damage raised to P344.69M

THE projected damage to power facilities affected by Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) has been upgraded to P344.69 million, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said.

The damage was mainly incurred by electric cooperatives, the NEA said in a statement Saturday.

In a separate statement, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said that its transmission lines and facilities in North Luzon were operating normally on Sunday afternoon.

On Sunday morning, the NGCP said that it continues to monitor the impact of a new storm, Tropical Depression Tonyo.

A Saturday report from the NEA’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department indicated that electricity has been restored to about 1.2 million consumers or around 57% of the Rolly-affected households in Bicol region, and portions of Calabarzon, Mimaropa and Eastern Visayas. Meanwhile, power to some 900,269 households, primarily in Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon, is still being restored, it said. — Angelica Y. Yang

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