By Sheena D. Abrea
Photos courtesy of BILECO
First Posted 05:34:00 AM 03/11/2019
BiliranIsland.com

Naval, Biliran – A grass fire caused a 13 -hour power outage in the entire Biliran Electric Cooperative (Bileco) coverage.

All on duty BILECO personnel are in Brgy. Palarao, Leyte, Leyte right now to assist NGCP in the power restoration efforts. Power was interrupted at around 3PM today due to burnt NGCP wooden pole affecting the entire coverage of BILECO. According to NGCP, no estimated time of restoration yet. – Bileco

The entire province of Biliran was plunged into darkness shortly before Sunday night, March 10, due to an unscheduled power outage.

Bileco Power Advisory 4:15 PM

POWER UPDATE:

The National Grid Corporation of Philippines (NGCP) has called for an emergency power interruption this afternoon, March 10, due to a burnt pole at Brgy. Palarao, Leyte affecting the entire franchise area of BILECO. Power restoration activity is on-going. NGCP has informed us that power might not be restored until tomorrow as there were two (2) structures in Brgy. Palarao that were affected.

Pls keep posted for updates on power restoration. Kindly disseminate information.

BILECO personnel assist NGCP in the repair and hauling of materials to the site some 300 meters from the national highway of Brgy. Palarao, Leyte, Leyte. The steep terrain is adding difficulty to the restoration efforts. – Bileco

Power was restored at 4:41 AM, after the NGCP and Bileco personnel worked together to repair the burnt NGCP poles. – BiliranIsland.com

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