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Nueva Ecija electric coops work round the clock to restore power

Nueva Ecija’s electric cooperatives are working round the clock to restore electricity in areas badly hit by Super Typhoon Karding.

Several local government units in the province continue to experience power outages since Karding’s onslaught last week.

The Nueva Ecija II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NEECO II) Area I issued an advisory that power was fully restored in its coverage areas in Carranglan, Lupao, Talugtog, Guimba, Licab, Quezon, Aliaga, Talavera, Sto. Domingo, and Science City of Munoz.

The NEECO II Area 2, meanwhile, said partial restoration was done in some of its coverage areas and is continuously working to fix the damage in some areas for full power restoration.

The NEECO I, the hardest hit in the province, reported that about 64.29 percent of the villages under its coverage areas have electricity.

Based on the report of the NEECO 1 Technical Services Department, a total of 46 distribution transformers and 242 distribution poles in its coverage areas in the towns of Cabiao, San Isidro, Jaen, San Antonio, and Gapan City were damaged with an estimated cost of PHP23 million.

The Cabanatuan Electric Corporation (Celcor), which distributes electricity in the province’s economic and education center, also reported that 95.01 percent, or 83,254 out of 87,628 active consumers, have had power restored.

Celcor said its teams will strive to fully restore the power supply in the city as early as possible.