There are no foreseen outages and other power supply issues in Bohol and the rest of Visayas during the Election Day on May 13, said an official of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) who also noted that there are no scheduled maintenance works for transmission lines on that day.
“Based on projections sa amoang system operations, mura’g ok man. We don’t see any problems sa Visayas na makaapekto sa election,” said NGCP Visayas corporate communications and public officer Betty Martinez.
According to Martinez, contingency plans have been put in place for quicker response in case problems arise during the midterm polls.
The NGCP has also directed its teams to deploy additional personnel, particularly linemen, on Election Day and days before and after.
“Sa among part, way ahead we have already conducted corrections sa mga angay ilisan na mga parts, sa linya, sa substation,” Martinez said.
“Naa puy contingency plan kanang prepositioning sa deployment og mga taw na e-double shift, double man, deployment sa mga line personnel sa mga strategic areas,” she added.
Meanwhile, Department Of Energy (DOE) Undersecretary Felix Fuentebella, during a hearing of the Senate committee on energy, assured there is sufficient power supply.
DOE Assistant Secretary Redentor Delola however expressed concern over possible power outages in some parts of the country, particularly Luzon, on days after the polls when transmission and counting of votes are carried out.
He said that power demand is expected to be lower on Election Day as it is declared as a holiday. The days after however are not. (RT)