Rolly destroys P2.8-B energy infra

National, News

MANILA – Department of Energy (DOE) has reported that a total of P2.8 billion of energy infrastructures were damaged by Super Typhoon Rolly.

In the recent Cabinet meeting DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi said most of the damaged infrastructures in the energy sector were electric posts and transmission lines.

Power supply in the entire Bicol region went down since the weekend during the onslaught by Rolly. Catanduanes Gov. was cited to have reported that 80% of electric posts in his province were toppled down by Rolly. The province remain power and communication links.

Cusi said that as of 6 p.m. Monday, two transmission lines were connected to partially energize Naga City in Camarines Sur.

“There were two transmission lines, the transmission lines from Tayabas to Naga and from Naga to Concepcion, have been restored and this will partly energize the Naga area,” he said.

Of the 45 distribution lines that were affected due to the typhoon, 25 are already in normal operation, Cusi said.

 “The people on the field are working 24 hours and hopefully this week, (electricity) will be restored soon,” he added.

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