10-hour brownout on May 30 in some Pampanga towns

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Several towns in Pampanga will be experiencing a day-long power interruption on Thursday, May 30, according to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

NGCP Corporate Communications Officer Ernest Vidal said the scheduled power interruption will affect towns serviced by the Pampanga III Electric Cooperative (Pelco-3), particularly Apalit, Macabebe, Masantol, Minalin, Sto. Tomas, parts of San Simon, and other large business establishments.

The towns of Apalit, Macabebe, Masantol, Minalin, and Sto. Tomas, as well as Barangays Tulaoc and San Agustin, and business establishments 4B, New Hope and Total gas stations will have no power service from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Vidal said.

Some barangays in San Simon, namely, Dela Paz, San Pablo, San Isidro, Sta. Monica, Sto. NiƱo, San Jose, San Juan, San Pedro, San Miguel, Sta. Cruz, San Nicolas and Nayong Pinoy, meanwhile, will experience power interruption from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., he added.

Vidal said the power interruption is due to some corrective measures and rehabilitation activities to be conducted on the Pao-Calumpit 69kV line segment.

Some rusted or corroded lines will be replaced, connecting pigtails will be installed, and the metering structure of the Pelco-3 in Apalit town will be modified, Vidal said.

The NGCP asked for the understanding and patience of affected consumers for the inconvenience the power interruption may cause. It also urged the public to conduct necessary preparatory activities in anticipation of the power interruption.


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