Monday, August 29, 2016

8 Towns In Benguet To Be Hit By 12-Hour Brownout On August 31 (Wednesday)

In a notice of scheduled power interruption released on Sunday, the Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc. advised the public that eight towns in the province will be hit by a 12-hour brownout on August 31 (Wednesday). The whole towns of Atok, Kapangan, Kibungan, Bokod, Kabayan, Buguias, Mankayan and Bakun (except Kayapa Proper) will have their electrical power cut off from 6:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the afternoon.

According to BENECO, the power interruption will enable them to implement the following maintenance activities: tapping of new disconnect switches along the La Trinidad-Mankayan 69KV lines, replacement of rotten poles and cross-arms, and replacement of damaged insulators due to lightning strikes related to the previous line outages along La Trinidad-Mankayan 69KV lines.

In addition, parts of Baguio City will be affected by scheduled power interruptions on September 1 (parts of Sarok, Lexber Heights, Camp 7) and September 2 (Campo Sioco, Ferdinand Barangay, Woodsgate Subdivision, Camp 7).