DAVAO CITY, MAY 19, 2015 – Power grid operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) held its orientation on Power 103: Power System Operations at the Marco Polo Hotel Davao.
The company wants to send out the message about taking care of the
power transmission lines to ensure the public’s safety in communities.
The NGCP has participated in the regular sessions of the Association
of the Barangay Council (ABC), Sangguniang Bayan (SB), and Sangguniang
Panlalawigan (SP) on addressing issues and preventing trippings and
accidents on the power lines.
Atty. Cynthia P. Alabanza, Spokesperson and Head of Corporate
Communication and Public Affairs Department, cited the danger of high
voltage electricity especially to the nearby residents.
She explained that any materials, even humans, are conductors of
electricity. Good conductors include water and metal. Not good
conductors such as wood, non-metal materials, or humans, could possibly
absorb the energy and may cause the material to burn.
She also explained that a person doesn’t have to touch the
electricity to get electrocuted. A person may literally explode and
burst into flames especially if he breeches the safety clearance.
Electricity always wants to find the ground and may cause harm to
people. Unsafe practices near or around power lines such as kite flying,
building grass fires near the transmission, carrying long sticks or any
object may reach the power lines, parking vehicles, or building any
structure near or under power lines are strictly discouraged.
NGCP is committed to intensify the campaign to prevent accidents and
outages to the public, which is why they are having orientations to
officials to take care not just the transmission lines, but also to
educate people living near the area of the do’s and don’ts.
In case of accidents, NGCP suggests to bring the victim to the
nearest hospital or clinic, or immediately report the incident to the
local public or barangay officials. You may also contact 0916-216-7986
or the nearest NGCP office. (BRAZIL MAY SAYAGO, PIA INTERN)