Puerto Princesa City and all the southern towns down to Bataraza, including Roxas in the north, will experience power interruptions within the day (Saturday) as the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) undertakes clearing operations around its transmission lines.

Engr. Alfredo Zabala, NAPOCOR plant manager, said the line clearing activity happens every six months and will be the first this year.

“Cut sandali [ang ilaw] para malinisan ‘yong linya at para mag-maintenance na rin sa linya so hangga’t di ibabalik yon, di makakarating ‘uong supply ng ibang mga planta, ‘yong nakakarating lang sa Puerto Princesa ay limited ‘yong supply,” Zabala said.

Zabala said line clearing will help the electricity from the power plants of DMCI and Palawan Power Generation Incorporated (PPGI) in Narra to transmit supply directly to Puerto Princesa.

“May supply deficit sa Puerto Princesa City dahil sa pag-isolate ng 69kV transmission line ng NAPOCOR mula sa Irawan switching station papuntang Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO) 2x25MVA substation,” a statement by PALECO posted on Facebook said.

The power firm listed the following areas to be affected:

Mendoza Recloser (10:00 a.m. to 12:30 noon)

Parts of Barangays San Jose; Bgy. Tagburos; portion of Sta. Lourdes; Honda Bay; Bacungan; Sta Cruz, and Salvacion up to Langogan

Nadayao Recloser (12:20 noon to 2:30 p.m.)

Parts of Brgy. Tiniguiban; BIGAA; Asturias Hotel; TAID, parts of Brgy. Tiniguiban (UHOA, Kaakbayan, PSU Road.); portion of Brgy. San Pedro -Nadayao Road, Abanico Road, Taylor Road, Castro Road, Pineda Road, at Socrates Road

Chariot Recloser ( 02:20 pm to 4:30 p.m.)

Dagomboy Village; Bgy.Bancao-Bancao; Casa Linda, l, Rengel Road; Airport Compound; ATO / PAG-ASA Compound; Abrea St., Villarosa Road; parts of Circulation Road; Abueg Sr. Road I; Abueg Sr. Road II; Jacana Road; Gabinete Road; Camella Homes; portion of Manalo and Manalo Extn., Paalan Subd., Palawan Garden; Gacott Road; Pardeco Road; Garcellano Subd., Macawili Road; Palay Road; PEO Compound; Canigaran and VRC Compound

GMA CIRCUIT -Solid at Cabiguen Recloser (05:00 pm to 06:00 pm)

Portion of Bgy. San Manuel Solid Road; Kalayaan Subd., DJD Subd.,Purok. Gumamela; Moreno Vill.), BM Road; Libis Road; Peneyra Road; Delos Reyes Road I., Hagedorn Road., Wescom Road; AA Plaza, Kalikasan Home; Ellen View Subd., Western Homes; Naval Road; Hartman Subd., CunananSubd., portion of Bgy. San Miguel MP Rd., San Juan Rd., and Tankiao HOA

Municipality of Narra, Brooke’s Point, Bataraza, Sofronio Española at Roxas (05:00 pm to 06:00 pm)

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