BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – The local power distribution firm has slated weekend outages of up to seven hours on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, to “stabilize distribution lines and conduct maintenance activities.”
CENECO released an advisory announcing that it will shut down the lateral portion of its Reclamation Feeders (RF2) from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday affecting parts of the downtown area and parts of Gatuslao-Balesteros Streets.
This is to replace the transmission line’s rotten primary wood pole, current and potential transformers, and the power meter of Gaisano Bacolod.
Wider power interruptions on Sunday is set at 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. affecting all areas covered by the Burgos and Mountain View Substations.
CENECO will conduct line clearing activities and transfer the existing lines from the Mountain View and Burgos substation sources to the new Bacolod-Bata 69 kV line.
CENECO reminded its consumers in the advisory that electrical switches should be turned off during their scheduled power interruptions for safety reasons and a ten to fifteen minute time allowance before switching on electrical appliances should be observed when electricity supply returns to avoid power surge.