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Electric co-ops suffer damage worth P170m

The National Electrification Administration on Wednesday estimated the initial cost of damage incurred by electric cooperatives from Typhoon “Ambo” at P170 million.

Based on the reports received by the NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department, the typhoon caused damage to ECs operating in the provinces of Quezon, Marinduque, Sorsogon, Masbate, Western Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar.

Northern Samar Electric Cooperative Inc. suffered the most with an estimated damage of P72.944 million, followed by Eastern Samar Electric Cooperative Inc. at P55 million, Quezon I Electric Cooperative Inc. at P23.729 million and Samar I Electric Cooperative Inc. at P6.476 million.

Initial cost of damage to Masbate Electric Cooperative Inc. was pegged at P6.379 million; Quezon II Electric Cooperative Inc. at P3.375 million; Sorsogon I Electric Cooperative Inc. at P1.340 million; Marinduque Electric Cooperative Inc. at P614,383; and Samar II Electric Cooperative Inc. at P356,199.

Topics: National Electrification Administration , NEA , electric cooperatives , Typhoon “Ambo”
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