Veco team headed to Bohol to help restore power service-A A +A
Monday, October 21, 2013
POWER distributor Visayan Electric Company, Inc is set to go to Bohol today to help restore power in the areas devastated by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the province last week.
Veco engineering group and power system planning department vice president Valentin Saludes III said in an interview yesterday that the company will deploy two crews, composed of two employees each, to Bohol in response to the power restoration call for assistance by Bohol I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BOHECO I) days after the earthquake.
Saludes said the linesmen are expected to start the restoration in the municipality of Tubigon. They will bring with them special equipment to restore electricity as soon as possible.
However, Saludes said they cannot determine yet if they will start in Tubigon since they still need to coordinate with Boheco I.
Boheco I is the power distributor of 26 towns in Bohol province. It is located in Calubijan, Tubigon, one of the areas in the province devastated by the recent earthquake.
According to Boheco I’s official website, it serves 136, 512 households, 34 industrial customers, and 394 large load customers in 26 towns in Bohol.
As of Oct. 20, Boheco I reported 18,308 damaged house connections. The energized house connections reported is still at 59.12 percent.
Its Maribojoc Substation is reported to be isolated due to the damage of the 69kV instrument transformers. NGCP is reported to be helping Boheco I by providing spare units.
In times of calamaties, Saludes said Veco has always been there to assist power distributors in affected areas restore connections.
Saludes said Veco was the first to offer power distributors in Bohol province their service.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 22, 2013.