NGCP on alert for BSKE 2023

Various maintenance activities and inspection of critical areas along transmission lines are being
carried out by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to preempt any power outages
due to transmission-related problems on the Oct. 30 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections
“We will be activating our Command Center that will gather all the information on an hourly basis at
pag meron kailangang aksyonan, we will dispatch our quick response team, especially on the
transmission line,” said NGCP Operations and Maintenance Senior District Manager for Panay Lazaro
Dela Cruz, Jr. during a media interaction as part of Power 101 for the mediamen from Capiz and Aklan
provinces in Iloilo City.
He added that the NGCP is coordinating with the electric cooperatives to ensure that preparatory
measures will be in place to ensure that power supply will not be a problem during actual voting and
canvassing of votes.
The NGCP substations will be manned with two shifts from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1.
For its part, the Capiz Electric Cooperative (CAPELCO) has prepared contingency plans to ensure
continuous availability of power supply on election day.
The electric cooperative will provide the Provincial Joint Peace Security Coordinating Council with
contact numbers and other information to improve coordination and firm-up response mechanisms if
unscheduled power interruptions will hinder the election processes.
Based on the Commission on Elections Provincial Office records, a number of voting centers, usually
upland areas, in Tapaz town out of the 466 voting centers in the province have no access to
CAPELCO’s power grid.
The members of the electoral board from these voting centers in the upland areas will conduct the
canvassing of votes in the town center, said Tapaz Public Information Officer Stephen Faeldin.