Sunday’s power outage in Mindanao cost millions of pesos

Both the government and the business sector suffered multi-million losses due to Sunday’s Mindanao-wide blackout, an official of National Transmission Corporation (Transco) Mindanao said.

Emmanuel Abellanosa, Transco Assistant Vice President for Mindanao, told MindaNews in telphone interview that the cause of the problem, a conductor flashover in a power generator line, a “major technical problem” should never happen again.

“We can’t afford another similar incident from happening. Luckily, we were able to correct the problem. Had the protection mechanisms failed, it would have taken us days to restore power,” Abellanosa said describing the magnitude of the problem. Read the rest of the report on


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