The FLS Hydropower plant and the Sabangan Hydropower plant in Mountain Province went offline after a magnitude 7 earthquake in Abra and nearby provinces, the Department of Energy (DOE) said.
The two hydropower plants are owned by Aboitiz Power Corporation unit, Hedcor Group.
“The earthquake caused power interruptions affecting the franchise area of La Union Electric Cooperative (LUELCO). Power interruptions were also experienced in parts of Pangasinan, Benguet, Tarlac, and Abra but affected lines were immediately restored,” the DOE said in a statement.
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said in a separate statement that it has restored its 69-kilovolt Bacnotabn-Bulala line that tripped during the earthquake.
A magnitude 7 earthquake hit Luzon this morning at 8:34 AM with Lagangilang, Abra as the epicenter.