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Possible Power Interruptions Expected Over Some Parts of Luzon, DOE Says

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced possible power interruptions over some parts of Luzon as NGCP placed Luzon Grid under Red Alert.

On Tuesday (June 1, 2021), the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines has placed the Luzon Grid under red alert from 10 am to 5 pm. the agency said that potential power outages in some areas.

NGCP said that the grid would remain on red alert from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Yellow alert has been also raised from 9 am to 10 am, 5 pm to 6 pm, and 10 pm. to 12 am. The grid’s available capacity is at 11,480 Mega Watts but the peak demand may reach 11,593 MW.

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“Masama ang lagay ng ating grid sa Luzon dahil meron tayong na-experience ng red alert. Ibig sabihin merong power interruption. Anong oras ‘yan pwede mangyari? Alas onse ng umaga hanggang alas singko ng gabi, at meron pang alas siyete hanggang alas diyes ng gabi,” DOE Undersecretary and spokesperson Felix William Fuentebella said.

Fuentebella explained that power plants may became non-operational during the peak demand for power consumption, which could lead to power interruptions. He also lamented that there are ways to prevent power shortage but some power players do not follow it.

The DOE official that power plants should be properly maintained to prevent maintenance operation amid the surge of demand for electricity, especially during the summer season.

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