Davao Light conducts massive wooden pole replacement

May 12, 2016

In just four days, from February 25 to 28, Davao Light and Power Co. was able to conduct massive replacement of 21 wooden 138KV poles along Diversion road in Magtuod, Davao City.

These wooden poles, which hold the lines supplying Davao Light's ERA substation, are already aged and in need of replacement.

Hence, Davao Light Distribution Network and Distribution Services as headed by Engr. Socrates Arce and Engr. Paul Michael Cazar, respectively, immediately coordinated with the other departments namely the Occupational Safety, Security, Health and Environment, Technical Training, Substation and Electrical Equipment, Panabo Branch, Revenue Protection, Motorpool, Materials Management, Procurement and Logistics, Reputation Enhancement and the Davao Light contractors to start the pole replacement activity and accomplish it the soonest.

Also, in close coordination with the various Davao City government agencies such a the City Transport and Traffic Management Office, City Environment and Natural Resources Office and the affected barangays, the said activity was further hastened.

“We were very thankful of the support that the LGUs have afforded to us and most especially with the dedication of the men of women of Davao Light. With them, the project went smoothly and was on target with both the schedule and quality. It was also a milestone because usually only 6 to 7 poles are being replaced in a year. But in this project, 21 poles were replaced in just four days. It's indeed a testament of our core values of Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation, Responsibility and Service Excellence.

” said Engr. Rodger Velasco, Davao Light Vice President for Engineering.

The replacement of these 80-feet wooden poles to 95-feet steel poles is important to ensure the safety of the customers from the danger of fallen 138 kV poles due to rot and age. This also translates to higher reliability of the Davao Light distribution system most especially that the lines that these poles hold are supplying the ERA substation, which carries most of the downtown area and holds about 50% of the Davao Light franchise load.