NGCP has Integrated Disaster Action Plan

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  • Butch G.
  • 4 years ago

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Following its Integrated Disaster Action Plan, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) was able to prevent any major system disturbance to the Luzon grid.
“Power transmission operations in Luzon are back to normal as NGCP successfully completed the restoration of lines affected by both typhoon Josie and the southwest monsoon or habagat”, recounted NGCP Regional Corporate Communication Officer Ernest Vidal in an interview here.
Normalization of the Luzon grid came when NGCP’s Olongapo Substation was fully energized on July 24 at about 7pm.
“Flood waters entered the facility in the late evening of July 22 when a portion of the substation wall broke down due to strong winds and flood water”, he recalled.
This prompted NGCP to temporarily shut down the substation to prevent any damage to the system which may cause a partial or total blackout in the area, he added.
“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 about 2pm on July 23”, he narrated.
Due to prevailing strong rains in the area, the substation once again went on emergency shutdown on July 24 at about 12am, he further recalled.
“NGCP mobilized line crews from all over North Luzon to expedite the assessment of the damage done to the substation, and to run counter measures to mitigate any subsequent flooding inside the facility, such as sandbagging the perimeter of the destroyed wall”, Vidal concluded.

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