Sipalay feeders still down; may take up to Feb to resume power


The City of Sipalay remains without power for more than a week now after it was hit by super typhoon Odette that resulted to toppled posts and downed wires.

According to information received by the provincial government, all three feeders of Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative (NOCECO) servicing Sipalay are still down. Gov. Eugenio Lacson said that it may take up to February 2022 for power to return to normal in Sipalay and some towns in southern Negros Occidental.

The governor said in Sipalay alone, at least 200 main power lines were down.

Several teams from electric cooperatives from Iloilo and Northern Negros are now helping NOCECO to restore power in south said Lacson.

NOCECO said Taskforce Kapatid 157 from CAPELCO composed of 8 warrior of light also arrived in Kabankalan City and will be deployed to Sipalay City to aid the rapid power restoration.

NOCECO photo

Yesterday, December 27, representatives from the City Government of Sipalay also deployed equipments for the hauling of concrete and steel poles from the NOCECO Main Office.

These poles will be sent directly to Sipalay for the rapid replacement of toppled poles.