Friday, March 14, 2014

Number of Aklan barangays with no electricity, down to 10 said AKELCO

Written by Jay-ar Arante

Only 10 barangays in Aklan remained to be without electricity supply since the devastation of super typhoon Yolanda.

Based on Aklan Electric Cooperative (AKELCO)’s data, 358 out of 268 barangays have their electricity back on.

According to AKELCO Assistant General Manager for Engineering Engr. Joel Martinez, those 10 areas were all barangays in Libacao.

AKELCO meanwhile supplies electricity to 17 municipalities in the province as well as the towns of Pandan and Libertad in the province of Antique.

Martinez added that the Department of Energy and the National Electrification Administration (NEA) has also given them a deadline saying that at the end of March all barangays should already have an electric supply.

AKELCO had also conducted a rotational brownouts and power interruptions because of the damaged transmission lines that are continuously being repaired.

If recalled, almost all AKELCO posts were torn down by super typhoon Yolanda, with Aklanons experiencing about 2 months of power blackout.

The cooperative also extends it appreciation to NEA’s Task Force Kapatid for its support and assistance in setting the power back to normal.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

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