13-hour power blackout to hit Bohol

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13-hour power blackout to hit Bohol

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The entire province of Bohol will be experiencing a 13-hour power outage on December 2.

This was bared by Bohol Cooperative I general manager Dino Roxas after he was notified by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Wednesday.

According to Roxas, the power blackout is expected to start at 5 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. on the same day.

The NGCP said in a statement that the blackout will be due to an annual preventive maintenance work of the power grid’s systems.

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NGCP personnel will be servicing equipment in Ubay and Corella particularly the substations’ 100 MVA transformer, 14 MVAR Shunt reactor and the 69-kilovolt PCBs.


According to the NGCP, maintenance work will also be conducted on its 138-kV Maasin-Ubay submarine cable on the same day.

With the scheduled power outrage, the NGCP and Bohol’s distribution utilities called on the public to prepare for the half-day blackout.

The NGCP also assured that it will make efforts to resume power services before the scheduled resumption at 6 p.m. (R. Tutas)

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