NEA: Power supply in Lubao, Pampanga back to normal

2020-09-04

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) said electricity supply in the Municipality of Lubao in Pampanga has returned to normal after experiencing days of rotating power interruptions due to busted transformer. 

NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said the Pampanga II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PELCO II) fixed the power supply woes in Lubao town with the installation of a new 10 MVA transformer in its Sta. Cruz Substation. 
	
The 10 MVA transformer in Sta. Cruz Substation suddenly broke down on August 28, forcing PELCO II to implement manual load dropping or rotating brownouts while waiting for its replacement. 

In its public advisory on August 30, PELCO II promised to resolve the problem within four days or until September 3. It said it already hired a contractor-supplier to carry out the immediate replacement of the damaged power transformer. 

The new power transformer arrived on August 31 and the installation was completed on September 1, earlier than the target completion date. After the installation of new transformer, PELCO II said power supply in Lubao is now back to normal.

Masongsong lauded PELCO II for its immediate action to ensure power supply in its coverage area is normalized as soon as possible. 

"Ensuring a stable and reliable supply of electricity is critically important at this time, as more Filipinos are working and studying from home due to the ongoing public health crisis," the NEA chief said.

Aside from Lubao, PELCO II is also the power distributor in Mabalacat City and municipalities of Porac, Sta. Rita, Bacolor, Sasmuan, and Guagua. ###