Meralco helps restore power in areas hit by typhoon Odette

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THE Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has extended assistance to expedite the restoration of electricity services in areas that were severely affected by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai).

The company immediately coordinated with the Department of Energy and the Visayan Electric Company and sent an advance party in Cebu on Dec. 19, 2021 to help assess the extent of the damage to power facilities.

Meralco deployed a contingent of around 50 engineers and linemen to help in clearing operations and power restoration in the province.

The company also coordinated with concerned offices, including the Philippine Navy and PLDT, for the transportation of additional personnel, 15 vehicles, 11 generator sets, and heavy equipment to the work site.

More personnel and portable generator sets are currently on standby and ready to be deployed to other areas that would need assistance.

The Meralco Group, through One Meralco Foundation, is working closely with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, MVP Group, the government and the private sector to provide immediate relief to those severely affected by the typhoon.

In addition, Meralco PowerGen Corp. and Global Business Power Corp. provided 20,000 liters of diesel to help fuel the generator sets of PLDT and Smart, which are working to restore telecommunications services in the affected areas.

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