8-hour brownout for GenSan on Feb 17
Have you been noticing lately that from 3 hours, our brownouts have been extended to four hours already, making our nights and days more agonizing? And to think that it is not even summer yet!
Last year, General Santos City suffered the worst browouts ever, with daily 8-hour power outtages for months!
And you know what, that scenario will repeat itself tomorrow evening, Sunday, February 17, with this advisory from SOCOTECO II. Some areas in downtown GenSan will be experiencing an 8-hour power interruption!
But don’t you worry. This longer browount is due to “facilitate the erection of 80 ft. concrete pole that will serve as tapping pole for KCC Veranza Mall along J. Catolico Sr. Avenue…”
KCC Veranza, upscale version of KCC Mall of GenSan is opening soon this quarter and they need their own share of electricity, of course. Which brings us to the question: can SOCOTECO II supply all these new malls with the electricity they need?
Of course, you already know the answer to that. Meanwhile, here’s that SOCOTECTO PRESS ADVISORY.
FROM AN OFFICIAL SOCOTECO II PRESS RELEASE:
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP)
serves notice of scheduled shutdown of SOCOTECO II’s
transmission lines along its Ligaya, Main Office and
Leon Llido substations on February 17, 2013 from
12 midnight to 8 in the morning (8 hours).
This is in view of SOCOTECO II’s shutdown request to
facilitate the erection of 80 ft. concrete pole which will
serve as tapping pole for KCC Veranza Mall along
J. Catolico Sr. Ave., General Santos City.
The following areas will be affected by the 8-hour
5 MVA – LIGAYA SUBSTATION
PUROK 1 LIGAYA HI-WAY.GS UNI FARM, TERESA RUSTE FARM,
ROWEL TRADING, PUROK 11 SAN ROQUE LAGAO, TAN YOK FARM,
TAN YEN FARM, AG STOCK FARM # 1&2, CAPUCHIN,PUROK 19 LAGAO,
LAGMAN SUBD., SOLOMON SUBD., BABASA SUBD., LANSANG SUBD.,
SAN VICENTE LAGAO, YANSON SUBD., JOHNNY ANG SUBD., ANAS SUBD.,
P.I. 16, BALITE EXT, SAN FRANCISCO, BALITE, BALAYO COMPD.,
ROSARIO VILL., CASA LUISA VILL., HALL OF JUSTICE,SANTIAGO VILLAGE, BABASA SUBD.
BRGY. CONEL, OLIMPOG, SUSANA HOMES, FERRAREN SUBD., ALPINEVILLE SUBD.,
CRUZ COMPD., NURSERY ROAD, AYALA, SYNGENTA PHIL., PUROK NIERA, PACKING 13,
GLORIVILLE SUBD., CARMELA HOMES, ODANGO POULTRY, UDAGRE
PIONEER HYBRID, BIBIANA PIGGERY, BRGY. KATANGAWAN, TINAGACAN, MARCELLIN,
DANGPANAN, BATOMILONG, BATOTITIK, UPPER LABAY, MALANDAG, MIASONG,
MALUNGON, BANATE, JP LAUREL
BRGY.LIGAYA, DAVID HOMES, BRGY. TOKAWAL
20 MVA – PENTAGON/MAIN SUBSTATION
FEEDER 12-1 GAISANO CENTER
FEEDER 12-2 NFA, KCC, MC DO
FEEDER 12-3 NFA DRIER,LAGAO/BULA ROAD, GUINO-O, DBP COMPOUND, CABE,
CELCARY, HICBAN, LAGAO KANAN, SITIO TONING I & 2
EEDER 12-4 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, SANTIAGO BLVD(WEST SIDE). ACHARON BLVD TO ROUND BALL,
PHASE A PUBLIC MARKET.
SANTIAGO BLVD(EAST SIDE)., CATOLICO AVE., LLIDO SUBD., ALUNAN, PEARLY SHELL,
RAJAH MUDA, BULA, GENSANVILLE, RADYO BOMBO,AMAO ROAD, SARIFF MUCSIN
20 MVA – LEON LLIDO SUBSTATION
FEEDER 14-1NATL. 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), PENDATUN AVE.(POLY CLINIC TO SYDNEY)
ARNEVELS, ROXAS EAST AVE., MARIST AVE., CITY HALL CMPD., PIONEER AVE.(EAST SIDE),
NDDU, RMMC, OLPGV. , EAST ASIA ROYALE HOTEL
BOTANIC COMPOUND, DADIANGAS HEIGHTS SUDB., SORIANO SUBD., HERMOSA SUBD.,
TUAZON SUBD., PARADISE SUBD., ZALDIVAR SUBD., LACAP SUBD., TUPAZ SUBD.,
PAPARON COMP., PACHECO SUBD., VILLEGAS SUBD., SARANGANI HOMES PHASE 1, 2 & 3,
MARIA THERESA VILLAGE, GUEVARA SUBD., CACERES SUBD., DELFIN SUBD.,
MANANSALA SUBD., LACAP SUBD., VALMA SUBD., VS HOMES, SMALL LACAP SUBD., DAROY COMP.,
AGAN HOMES 3. , MORALES, TOLEDO, SOLEDAD ESTATE, PROVIDO,ORINGO SUBD, HERMOSA SUBD.,
FEEDER 14-3LEON LLIDO ST ., NLSA, PRK. MALIPAYON, SAN ISIDRO, PRK. BAYANIHAN,
2ND BARRIO LAGAO, PRK. MASUNURIN, DARICOM, NAVAL, SUNRISE SUBD., PIONEER SUBD.,
ESTABILLO, CARGILL NURSERY, LLELOHA VILL.
FEEDER 14-4 LEON LLIDO ST. GOING TO LAGAO GYMNASIUM, TIONGSON ST.,
J CATOLICO SR ELEM. SCHOOL, LAGAO CENTRAL ELEM. SCHOOL, DECS, SAN PEDRO ST.,
DE VERA ST. FALGUI SUBD., MELLIZA HOMES, DE DIOS ST., LIM SUBD., NATAD SUBD,
ODI ST., G. MESA SUBD., ROSEWOOD PALACE, GENSAN DISTRICT HOSPITAL(3 PHASE),
J CATOLICO SR. AVE (PETRON/COOKIE FACTORY – LIM SUBD.) ROBINSONS MALL.
FEEDER 14-5 SM MALL
To all those affected by this 8-hour brownout, as announced by SOCOTECO II, make sure to charge your electronic equipment and ready yourself to the stifling heat of the night by taking a cold shower before midnight. That could help!
How about you? Are there any more tips you could present to us on how to prepare yourself for an 8-hour browout and make it less agonizing? Share it with us!