Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula experience power outage

Bobby Lagsa
Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula experience power outage
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines says the 'intentional toppling of vegetation under the Baloi-Agus 2 transmission line resulted in the loss of power over vast areas in Northeastern and Northwestern Mindanao'

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines – Northern Mindanao and the Zamboanga Peninsula experienced an hours-long power outage on Thursday, November 8. 

Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay had no power starting 10:38 am on Thursday.

Power was restored in most areas early Thursday afternoon.

Mae Roselle Curiano, spokesperson of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines Mindanao Systems operations said the NGCP “monitored a grid disturbance which resulted in a loss of power affecting the Northwestern and Northeastern Mindanao.” 

The NGCP said in a statement that an initial report showed “that intentional toppling of vegetation under the Baloi-Agus 2 transmission line resulted in the loss of power over vast areas in Northeastern and Northwestern Mindanao.” 

“NGCP urges all stakeholders and host communities to safeguard its lines and respect right-of-way (ROW) clearances,” it added.

The NGCP said that it completed restoration of all transmission services at 1:56 pm, “except for the Agus 2-Baloi line, which is still being cleared of the intentionally toppled vegetation.”

“All grid loads/grid connected utilities are restored and operating under normal conditions,” it added. – Rappler.com

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