Following the super typhoon Haiyan that has devastated the Philippines temporary power units have begun to be deployed as prime power may not be restored for up to two months.
The Philippine Department of Energy has allocated 167 gensets for areas worst affected by the storm. The initial deployment included two generators to medical facilities and 30 to Roxas City, Capiz.
The gensets will provide between two and three kVA and will be transported by the armed forces to areas of need.
The National Grid Corp of the Philippines (NGCP) has said power will not be fully restored in typhoon-battered areas for another six weeks.
The storm and consequential flooding have damaged much of the electricity network infrastructure, including transmission towers and substations. NGCP has dispatched 34 crews of contractors and linemen to restore the network.