Meralco helps restore power in typhoon-hit areas
The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has extended assistance to expedite restoration of electricity services in areas that were severely affected by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai).
The company immediately coordinated with the Department of Energy and the Visayan Electric Co. (VECO) and sent an advance party in Cebu on December 19 to help assess the extent of damage to power facilities.
Meralco will be deploying a contingent of around 50 engineers and linemen, 25 of which have arrived in Cebu today, December 21, to immediately help in clearing operations and power restoration in the province.
The company is also coordinating with concerned offices, including the Philippine Navy and PLDT, for the transportation of additional personnel, 15 vehicles, 11 generator sets, and heavy equipment to the work site.
More personnel and portable generator sets are currently on standby and ready to be deployed to other areas that would need assistance.
The Meralco Group, through One Meralco Foundation, is working closely with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, MVP Group, the government and private sector to provide immediate relief to those severely affected by the typhoon.
In addition, Meralco PowerGen Corporation and Global Business Power Corporation are providing 20,000 liters of diesel to help fuel the generator sets of PLDT and Smart, which are working to restore telecommunications services in the affected areas.
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