AboitizPower’s Davao Light and Power Co. helps in the restoration of powerlines in super Typhoon Yolanda’s stricken areas in Visayas.
Based on the reports, areas which were badly devastated by the super typhoon still have no power as strong winds and storm surges toppled transmission towers and power lines.
Davao Light, though outside of its franchise area, sent its personnel,composed of 4 gangs or 20 linemen, to the northern part of Cebu to assist in the restoration process.
These linemen may also be deployed in hardest-hit areas in Leyte once passable for huge vehicles.
“Restoration process may take 1 month or more depending on the situation of the area. But our men are unmindful of the longer time they may be away from their families and the difficulties they will encounter in reaching these most devastated areas. They are more mindful of finding ways to hasten the work and helping these communities revive their electricity supply.”, said Rodger Velasco, Davao Light’s Vice-president for Engineering.
As of the moment, additional gangs were also deployed carrying hardware materials and supplies necessary for the repair of damaged facilities to hasten power restoration activities in Visayas.
Davao Light, the third largest electric distribution utility in the Philippines, is one of the electric utilities that first responded and extended help in the power restoration in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental areas, both devastated by super Typhoon Pablo in December 2012.