Meralco: No more rotational brownouts for now
The Quezon and the Bicol region – which spans Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and Catanduanes – have been without power since July 15, the day before typhoon Glenda made landfall in the country. Quezon was placed under a state of calamity on July 17.
The DOE made the projection in an update report culled from inputs of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), the National Electrification Administration (NEA), and the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), released to the media on Friday night, July 18.
The DOE said that as of 10 pm, July 18, power had been restored to 91-99% of Zambales, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, and Mindoro; 51-90% of Batangas; 10-50% of Catanduanes; and 0-9% of Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, and Sorsogon.
Based on the latest DOE update, there are still many other areas that have zero percent power restoration, including cities and towns in Laguna, Cavite, and Batangas.
In Laguna, areas that remain without power are Alaminos, Bay, Calauan, Liliw, Luisiana, Magdalena, Majayjay, Nagcarlan, Pila, Rizal, Sta Cruz, and Victoria.
In Cavite, areas without power include General Emilio Aguinaldo, Magallanes, Maragondon, Mendez-Nuñez, Naic, Tanza, and Ternate, while only 1% to 2% of Alfonso, Cavite City, and Imus with only 1% to 2% have power.
In Batangas, there is zero percent power restoration in Balayan, Calaca, Calatagan, Lemery, Lian, Nasugbu, Taal, Tuy, San Luis, Agoncillo, San Nicolas, Sta Teresita, Lobo, Mabini, Tingloy, Alitagtag, Balete, Cuenca, Laurel, Malvar, Mataas na Kahot, Talisay, Tanauan, Lipa, Padre Garcia, Rosario, San Jose, San Juan, and Taysan.
In Metro Manila, 13 areas have 100% power restoration – Makati City, Manila, Pasay City, Pasig City, Pateros, Valenzuela, and in Quezon City, Bago Bantay, Cubao, Katipunan, Kaunlaran District 4, La Loma, Mabuhay, Murphy, New Manila, Project 4, and San Bartolome.
Other areas in Metro Manila where power has yet to be fully restored are Caloocan City (99%), Las Piñas (59%), Malabon (99%), Mandaluyong (99%), Marikina (96%), Muntinlupa (46%), Navotas (95%), Parañaque (75%), San Juan (95%), Taguig City (88%).
Quezon City areas were power has yet to be fully restored are Balara (94%), Batasan (81%), Diliman (79%), Greater Fairview (92%), Kamuning (87%), Kaunlaran (83%), Novaliches (95%), President Quirino (99%), Pugad Lawin (97%), San Franciso del Monte (91%), San Jose (97%) and Tandang Sora (72%). – Rappler.com