Three big provinces in Central Philippines have suffered power loss as a result of the 6.5 intensity earthquake that rocked the region on Thursday.
This was announced by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines( NGCP) which announced that among the provinces affected by power loss up to this time include Bohol, Samar and Leyte.
NGCP is a privately owned company in charge of operating and maintaining the country's power grid that facilitates the transmission of power to electric distribution utilities.
NGCP announced that due to the lack of power supply and outages of some power plants, power consumers in Cebu, Negros and Panay provinces will also experience power interruption.
According to the Energy Development Corporation, a government agency monitoring private power plants, noted that the Unified Leyte Geothermal Power Plant which generates 500 megawatts was tripped off when the earthquake rocked Leyte this week.
In response, NGCP sent experts to the Geothermal Power Plant to help repair the damage and extend any assistance needed to bring the situation back to normal.
The assigned team monitoring the damage initially noted that the high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission broke out while the 136 kv line was also sagging and it contributed to the power loss in Central Philippines areas.
Moreover, the NGCP announced that together with the geothermal plants, they are monitoring the power loss situation and is exhausting all measures to restore power the soonest possible time.