Negros Oriental I Electric Cooperative (NORECO I) continues the power restoration in Typhoon Odette affected areas. Several towns and cities in the province still do not have any electricity until today. It has been over a month since Super Typhoon Odette (Rai) hit the Philippines, with Visayas and Mindanao receiving the most damages. As of January 14, 2022, a total of 86 out of 285 barangay’s electricity have been restored.
NORECO I – Power back in 86 Barangays in Negros Oriental
These 86 barangays that were energized include Ayungon, with eight of 24 barangays (8/24) or 33.33 percent; Bais City, 11/35 or 31.43 percent; Bindoy, 6/22 or 27.27 percent; Canlaon City, 8/12 or 66.67 percent; Guihulngan, 4/33 or 12.12 percent; Jimalalud, 5/28 or 17.86 percent; La Libertad, 4/29 or 13.79 percent; Mabinay, 18/32 or 56.25 percent; Manjuyod, 4/27 or 14.81 percent; Tayasan, 7/28 or 25 percent; and Vallehermoso, 11/15 or 73.33 percent.
Other electric cooperatives shared a helping hand in restoring power in affected areas. NORECO I thanked electric cooperatives from Tarlac, Zambales, Negros Occidental, Noreco II, and Kapamilya Energy Development Corporation for their “overwhelming support and assistance.”
NORECO I also said the order of priority of power restoration is as follows: primary lines (main); hospitals and health stations; communication facilities; water systems; evacuation centers; municipal buildings; radio stations; barangays along primary routes; commercial and industrial loads; and interior barangays, in that order. They also reassured that its “warriors light” will work “rain or shine” to restore power and appealed to the people in these areas to be patient and pray for the safety of everyone