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Power barge arrives in Ubay

Power barge arrives in Ubay

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Power barge arrives in Ubay

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Power Barge 104 of the Salcon Island Power Corporation (SPC) arrived in waters off Tapal, Ubay at 3 a.m. today.

According to Engr. Jun Pepito of SPC, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) will start to link transmission lines between distribution utilities and the power barge tomorrow.

The NGCP had noted that the process will take about 15 days to complete, said Pepito.

However, the barge will still have to be moored to the Tapal Wharf this afternoon.

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A consultant of the SPC and divers will reportedly conduct an inspection before the power facility is taken near the pier.

The 32-megawatt power barge left General Santos City for Bohol last week.

It will be temporarily docked in Ubay while its permanent mooring site in Catagbacan, Loon is still being prepared.

While power supply in Bohol has already started to normalize, the barge is expected to generate supplemental electricity particularly during emergency situations.

In most of July, various parts of Bohol were without electricity due to a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that rattled Visayas and damaged Bohol’s main power sources in Leyte. (Rey Tutas)

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