(Taguig City). The Department of Energy (DOE) in coordination with the various generation, transmission and electricity distribution players in Mindanao, is trying to bring back power in some critical parts of Marawi City still affected by the ongoing fighting in the area.
The DOE’s Inter-Agency Task Force on Securing Energy Facilities (IATFSEF) reported that, as of 12:00 noon Wednesday, Marawi City remains 45% energized with power restored in some major establishments last June 10.
Among the establishments and areas where power has already been restored are the Provincial Capitol, Amai Pakpak Medical Center, Brigade-Campo Ranao-AFP Camp, Barangay Saber and part of Barangay Matampay.
With proper coordination with the AFP and PNP forces, technical line personnel are en route to restore power in other vital installations in the affected areas.
On the distribution side, the Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LASURECO) said that the current power supply for Lanao del Sur is zero percent in the 1st district covering 15 municipalities, and 100% in the 2nd District with 16 municipalities.
For the Mindanao generation facilities, the National Power Corp. reported that the Agus-Pulangi Hydroelectric Complexes are in normal operation, according to a report by the DOE’s IATSEF.
Water elevation at Lake Lanao as of 8:00 a.m. stood at 701.210 meters above sea level, while water release is at 160 meters per second, the Task Force said.
The Marawi Lake Regulating Dam (MLRD) gates opening has been maintained at 1.60 in view of the fact that changes entail hazards from sniper fire.
Based on the current report, the transmission system is operating under normal conditions.