NGCP ready for ‘Ineng’

By on August 21, 2015

(Photo from NGCP)
(Photo from the NGCP)

MANILA – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Friday assured its readiness for the impact of typhoon “Ineng.”

In a statement, the NGCP said it has undertaken all necessary preparations and precautions to minimize the impact of the typhoon on transmission operations and facilities.

The transmission company added it has reliable communications equipment, hardware materials and other necessary supplies on hand which will be used for facility repairs.

Also, the NGCP has placed line crews in strategic areas who will facilitate immediate restoration of power supply.

The preparations are part of the NGCP’s Integrated Disaster Action Plan (IDAP), which was created to prepare its transmission facilities for the effects of a weather disturbance’s passage.

The NGCP noted that its overall disaster command center constantly monitors all power restoration activities and updates from its regional command centers located in North Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

State weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said typhoon “Ineng” was located 110 kilometers (kms) East of Calayan, Cagayan (19.4°N, 122.5°E) as of 2 p.m., Friday. It is likely to bring damages to some power lines.

Meanwhile, transmission facilities are likely to stabilize following the typhoon’s exit from the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday morning.