CENECO explains weekend brownouts

The Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) said it conducted a series of weekend power interruptions, specifically on November 4, 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2017 due to various activities, such as erection of new 69kV transmission poles in replacement of the rotten poles, transfer of wires to the newly-erected poles, stringing of 69kV transmission lines as well as preventive maintenance servicing of transformers in different CENECO substations.

“These activities are vital to the operations of CENECO to secure power reliability and to avoid further serious damages that might result to major power interruptions,” Ceneco General Manager Sulpicio Lagarde said in a statement.

“To proceed with these repair and upgrading activities, CENECO needs to partially cut-off electricity to ensure the safety of CENECO crew. These interruptions were mostly conducted during the weekends to minimize disruption in the operations of various business or offices during weekdays,” he said.

“Moreover, electricity consumers are further advised that, in the event of any power interruption, electrical switch/es should be turned-off for safety reasons. When electricity supply resumes, please provide allowance of about 10-15 minutes before switching on all electrical appliances and facilities to avoid power surge. For inquiries, please call your CENECO Call Center at telephone numbers 709-1256, 709-1257 and 435-3640 to 55 local 101,104,107, and 184.

The CENECO Board and Management would like to apologize for the inconvenience brought about by these power interruptions and seek the usual understanding of their member-consumers.*