Leyte quake aftermath: Visayas power reserve plummets

 

 

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Friday placed the Visayas grid under yellow alertafter the reserve power supply plummeted following the 6.5-magnitude earthquake that rocked LeyteThursdayafternoon.

 

“In the afternoon and evening, we will be issuing yellow alert because the reserve [power supply] level is low,” said NGCP assistant chief technical officer Santiago Dimaliwat IV in a press briefing.

 

READ: 6.5-magnitude quake rocks Visayas

 

Three High Voltage Direct Current facilities in Ormoc and a substation in Samar have been damaged, according to NGCP’s initial report, resulting in power interruptions in th…

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