The recent power outages that had beset the Province, prompted the Thirteenth Sangguniang Panlungsod to pass Resolution No. 16-190, “A resolution requesting the Department of Energy to Investigate and Verify the Causes of the Successive Power Outages in the Province of Bohol.” DOE endorsed the resolution to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and asked the NGCP to provide their reasons for the power outages, their plan of actions to prevent future power outages and possible dates when the next series of power outages will occur.
On February 23, NGCP’s Engr. Gil V. Melencion, Engr. Joseph R. Sagaral, Engr. Ma. Rosette Martinez and Engr. Octavio B. Briones presented themselves to City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio “Toto” S. Veloso and City Councilor Eliezer “Ondoy” L. Borja to give updates on the power situation in Bohol and to explain that the power outages were attributed to the trippings of the NGCP’s Ormoc-Maasin Line which were cascaded to the Ubay-Maasin line and eventually to the feeders serving the Bohol area. The planned outages were necessarily done to facilitate the comprehensive maintenance of the feeders in Bohol Grid. While the unplanned outages were due to lightning which hit some of the towers along the line.
The power outage last December that lasted longer than expected was due to the energizing of the new Ormoc –Maasin line 2. Currently, the NGCP has 2 functioning lines to further strengthen the transmission network in the Visayas Grid specifically to improve the link of Bohol Grid with Leyte Grid.
Right now, the NGCP is also proposing the Cebu-Bohol Interconnection Project to complement the existing Leyte-Bohol circuit which is nearing to be overloaded. NGCP also provided a tentative schedule of the proposed power outages for this 2017. These 1-2 hour power outages (except for June-total shutdown) are done for the comprehensive maintenance of the lines.
Tagbilaran-Garcia Feb 11, 2017
Trinidad-Carmen Feb 18, 2017
Alicia-Garcia Feb 24-25, Mar 17-18, 2017
Ubay-Trinidad Mar 25, 2017
Corella- Tubigon June 17, 2017 (TOTAL SHUTDOWN)
Ubay-Alicia June 17, 2017 (TOTAL SHUTDOWN)
Corella- Tubigon Jul 1, 29, 2017
Tagbilaran- Garcia Jul 8, 2017
Catigibian-Carmer Jul 15, 2017