Visayan Electric to monitor power supply during Election Day

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OFFICIALS of the Visayan Electric Company assured that they will implement various measures to ensure that power supply in their franchise areas in Cebu remained uninterruptable during the May 9 elections.

Quennie Sanchez-Bronce, Visayan Electric's reputation manager, said on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, that they will be deploying all of their standby crews in case if a power outage occurs in one of their franchise areas while in the middle of the elections.

They will also address electrical problems in polling places that might encounter power outages during the voting and canvassing process.

Bronce added that they will conduct inspections on power lines that were recently restored after Typhoon Odette (Rai) to make sure that they remain stable.

"After the damage caused by Typhoon Odette especially to the power supply in Cebu, the company is re-inspecting the areas where power supply needs to be restored before the election on Monday," Bronce told reporters.

Bronce added that they will check if standby generators being placed in polling places are in working condition.

But Bronce said that while they have no problem when it comes to the supply side, they have no control if a blackout occurs due to generation and transmission problems.

Power generation and transmission is under the jurisdiction of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, Bronce added.

Visayan Electric's franchise areas covers Metro Cebu, from San Fernando in southern Cebu and Liloan in northern Cebu.

Bronce also requested poll workers and the voting public to report to their office through their official hotline 230-8326 or message them on its Facebook page if they encounter power supply outages on Election Day. (ANV, TPT)

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