Parts of the provinces of Batangas, Laguna, and Cavite have experienced power outages due to the onslaught of Severe Tropical Storm ‘Jolina’, the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) on Wednesday said.
In an advisory, Meralco said the outages occurred in the southern part of its franchise.
“As of 12 noon, the weather disturbance still affected around 270,000 customers. Majority of these are from the provinces of Batangas, Laguna, and Cavite,” said Joe Zaldarriaga, vice president for Meralco Corporate Communications.
Meralco also reported that around 500,000 of its customers were affected by an earlier automatic load dropping (ALD) when 730MW of capacity from San Lorenzo, San Gabriel, and Avion natural gas power plants were isolated due to the tripping of NGCP’s Batangas-Makban line.
“The power interruption lasted for 11 minutes and all affected circuits were restored by 11:10am,” the power distributor said.
Zaldarriaga assured that their crews will continue to work 24/7 to immediately restore power in affected areas.