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NGCP completes restoration of #JosiePH and Habagat-affected facilities

Published on August 3, 2018 12:00 AM

NGCP completes restoration of #JosiePH and Habagat-affected facilities

Power transmission operations in Luzon are back to normal operations as NGCP successfully completed the restoration of lines affected by both Tropical Depression Josie and the southwest monsoon or “habagat.”

Normalization of the Luzon grid came after NGCP’s Olongapo Substation was fully energized on 24 July at 7:53PM. 

Flood waters entered the facility in the late evening of 22 July when a portion of the substation wall broke down due to strong winds and flood water. This prompted NGCP to temporarily shut down the substation to prevent any damage to the system which may cause partial or total blackout in the area. 

As soon as flooding subsided, NGCP’s engineers and substation personnel began the comprehensive inspection and testing of all critical substation equipment and systems, energizing the substation at 2:15PM on 23 July. Due to prevailing strong rains in the area, the substation once again went on emergency shutdown on 24 July at 12:27 in the morning.

NGCP mobilized line crews from all over North Luzon to expedite the assessment of the damage done to the substation, and to run countermeasures to mitigate any subsequent flooding inside the facility, such as sandbagging the perimeter of the destroyed wall. “NGCP is proud of its personnel who braved unfavorable weather conditions and pursued non-stop restoration efforts, as they serve as an inspiration to better serve our country and remain a beacon to our communities,” the company stated.

Following its Integrated Disaster Action Plan, NGCP was able to prevent any major system disturbance to the Luzon grid, and subsequently restored all transmission facilities affected by the torrential rainfall brought by the weather disturbances.

NGCP assures the public that it is continuously monitoring weather disturbances which may impact NGCP operations and facilities. ###