CAPELCO addresses low voltage problems

The Capiz Electric Cooperative recently installed three units of 167 KVA automatic voltage regulator (AVR) at Dumalag, Capiz to address low voltage problems in the area.

The decision to install the AVR was a product of the simulation conducted by the Engineering Division of the Technical Services of CAPELCO.

In the post-installation reading conducted by CEPELCO engineers, there was a remarkable improvement of the voltage level in the area.

Admittedly, there are still some gaps in the power quality during peak hours but CAPELCO is devising other strategies to further improve the voltage level, the power utility firm said in a press release.

The strategies include the planned installation of a power sub-station dedicated for Tapaz and Dumalag and the design and cost estimate are currently being finalized by CAPELCO engineers.

Also, the planned rephrasing of distribution lines from Poblacion to Brgy. Camburanan and from Poblacion to Brgy. San Julian single to three phases is about to be submitted for possible funding to the Department of Energy and the National Electrification Administration.

These sustained initiatives are part of CAPELCO’s commitment to improving the quality of its electric services to its member-consumer-owners who continuality demand far better services from its electric cooperative.*PR