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Bombed tower in Lanao repaired Mindanao power improves

Breaking News • 01:27 AM Wed Mar 16, 2016
Edwin Fernandez

National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) today said power situation
of Mindanao has improved with the restoration back to the Mindanao grid of Agus
1 and Agust 2 hydropower plants Monday.

As of Tuesday, Mindanao has 93 MW
excess power supply.

This development came after repair
works of bombed Tower 25 in Ramain, Lanao del Sur, was completed after the NGCP
secured a Temporary Restraining Order from a court against the Sanbitory.

The Sanbitory family prevented NGCP field
personnel from doing repair works of Tower 25 bombed by still unidentified men
on Christmas Eve last year. The family who claimed right of way issues in
preventing rehabilitation works for the toppled structure.

Melfrance Bambi” Capulong, speaking
for NGCP in southern Mindanao, said repair works, started on March 5, was
completed nine days later, or on March 14.

She said it sent 138KV line from Agus
1 and Agus 2 hydropower plants back to the Mindanao grid.

The restoration of the facility
allows the grid operator to transmit the electricity produced by state-owned
Agus 1 and Agus 2 hydro power plants, with a combined installed capacity of
260MW, to the rest of the Mindanao grid,” a separate NGCP statement said.

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