Brownout na naman! (SOCOTECO II Notice of Power Interruption I)
Got an email courtesy of SOCOTECO II (South Cotabato Electric Cooperative II) containing their Notice of Power Interruption for the March 14 and 15 weekend.
Knowing of how hot it is these days, you better be warned of this so that you can properly plan your electricity-less weekend. If your habitat is on this list…. go to the beach, climb up Lake Sebu, make babad in the swimming resorts in the city, go watch a movie, go malling, etc. Do anything but stay at home.
I still remember the time when our electric power cooperative used to be called KORELCO (Koronadal Electric Cooperative). Those days, power outtages were more frequent than the hours when there was electric power. Back then, we had to use gas lamps (or gasera) to light up our house and to be able to study and do our homework until late into the night.
The following day, our nostrils will all be blackened from the soot coming from the gasera’s smoke. At school, you would then know which of your classmates had brownouts the previous nights by looking at their faces.
Now, we have fewer night time brownouts, thank God, except in extreme cases when Transco (formerly NAPOCOR) poles get toppled, either by nature’s forces or by the currently disgruntled outlaws of this Promised Land.
Here is the scheduled Brownout from SOCOTECO II:
March 14, 2009, 8am – 5pm (9 hours): Reason – Installation of recloser and Load Transfer
All areas connected to Calumpang Substation (All nearby areas of Pioneer Avenue, Dona Soledad, Calumpang, Labangal & Fatima
- Feeder 1-1
PI 16, LAUREL NORTH, BO. OBRERO, SPRINGVILLE, NDDC, PRK. PALEN, JOHNNY ANG PARADISE, VILLA, CONSUELO, MARIN VILL. PRK. SAN VICENTE, CR. MAKAR, BO. B’LAAN, BAGANGGA, SOGOD, YU, VILLAGE
FILDEN, PRK. OLAER, MORALES, TOLEDO, SOLEDAD ESTATE, PROVIDO,ORINGO SUBD , DAGOHOY PARADISE.
RBS BANK, PG ANG ENT., SKY CABLE, ST. ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, CAMIAS, RAMBUTAN, KADULASAN, CAMACHILI, LAUREL EAST, QUIRINO, CHAMPACA, ZAPOTE, KASOY, SENEGUELAS, LAPU-LAPU, WALING-WALING, ILANG-ILANG, SOUTH OSMEÑA, NARANJITA, MARANG, DELA PAZ, MANSANITAS, ROSAS, GUMAMELA, BEATILES, SALAZAR, MAGSAYSAY AVE. SOUTH, NIYOG, SAGING, CAGAMPANG, VETERANS ,CASQUEJO
NATL. HIGHWAY (TROME MARKETING – DXCP RADIO STATION), j. cATOLICO SR. AVE.(dXCP – PETRON/COOKIE FACTORY), Leon Llido St., Loveland Subd., Munda Subd., General santos doctors hospital, QUEENIES SUBD., CAMIAZ EXT., bROKENSHIRE COLLEGE, sANTOS SUBD., ROYECA SUBD. ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS NOVITIATE, DXCP, GENSAN DISTRICT HOSPITAL(1 PHASE)
March 15, 2009, 8AM-3PM (7 HRs) Reason: Erection of pole at Santiago Boulevard
- Southern Union Hardware & GSIS Office
- *Note: Nearby areas will experience 15-min outage on the start & towards end of line activity.
MARCH 14-15, ‘09, 11PM-7AM (8 HRs) Reason: Oil Filtering
- All areas connected to Polomolok Cannery Substation
Yehey!!! Our neighborhood is not in the list! Thank you, SOCOTECO II.
By the way, why do we Pinoys call these power outtages as BROWNOUTs? Why not BLACKOUTs?
For inquiries & details, please call SOCOTECOII hotline nos. 553-5848 to 50 or text @ 09177205365.