Energy Services in Quake-hit Areas Improving –DOE


(Taguig City). The Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that the majority of areas in Region 8 and Bohol are now already supplied with electricity 10 days after an earthquake devastated energy facilities there.

Based on the consolidated reports from the Energy Development Corp., National Grid Corporation and the other members of the energy family, the quake-hit areas in Leyte, Samar and Bohol is already being supplied with 194 megawatts (MW) or 76% of its recent 255 MW peak electricity requirement.

The actual total power load share of provinces are as follows:

1. Leyte and Samar with 137.4 MW (Ormoc, Baybay at 18.4 MW, Southern Leyte at 8.4MW, Northern Leyte and Biliran at 27.3MW, Samar at 7.4MW, Tacloban City and Palo at 28.6 MW, Northern Samar & Calbayog City at 19.5MW, Eastern Samar at 9.8MW).

2. Bohol with 56.6 MW.

The DOE assures the public that the energy family is working 24/7 to ensure that all energy facilities affected by the quake are repaired and brought back online to target the projected demand which could reach as high as 291 MW.