By Yas Ocampo
There was no government cutoff of the delivery of electricity in Marawi City, with agencies working hard to make sure there was energy in the critical area.
The Department of Energy and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Securing Energy Facilities (IATFSEF) said electricity is still being delivered to Marawi and the province of Lanao del Sur amid ongoing military operations against remnants of the Maute group.
The National Power Corporation-Mindanao Generation (NPC MinGen) declared that the operations of power plants in Marawi City and the Lanao area are back to normal, the IATFSEF said in a statement.
As of 8:26 a.m. of May 30, the NPC MinGen, the operator of the Agus Pulangi Hydro Electric Power Plant Complex, reported that Agus 1 was generating a derated capacity of 40MW average load, while Agus 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and Pulangi 4 HEPPs are back to normal operations.
NPC MinGen also reported that it continues to monitor the other engineering aspects, including the Lake Lanao elevation and the discharge of water to efficiently run the Agus-Pulangi Hydro Electric Power Plant Complex.
The National Electrification Administration (NEA) likewise submitted to the IATFSEF the current power supply situation in Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative Inc. (LASURECO) franchise area.
As of 8 a.m. of May 30, Lanao del Sur’s first district (15 municipalities) is 20 percent energized, while the second district (16 municipalities) is 100 percent energized, the task force said.
Marawi City is 20 percent energized, while the three municipalities of Lanao del Norte within the LASURECO franchise area are 100 percent energized.
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