Public warned anew: Power outage possible during summer, including election day
- Mar 30, 2022 12:08 pm GMT
The group echoed the findings of its previous report- released last month- that the Luzon power grid may experience rotating "blackouts", even as the grid operator said in its summer power outlook that will be "sufficient, but thin reserves" in the months leading to elections and afterwards.
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Blackouts will take place if operating reserves- or power in excess of demand- go below the grid's requirements.
Manansala said that several coal plants, such as the 300-megawatt (MW) Calaca Unit 2 and 123-MW SLTEC Unit 2, are still on shutdown up until today.
"We have also seen plenty of them (the power plants) to have already exceeded the ERC's (
Manansala, on Wednesday, noted that targeted date of commercial operations of the GN Power Dinginin (GNPD) coal-fired plant's second unit "appears to not be feasible", considering its first unit almost took ten months to complete its commissioning or testing stage.
If coal-fired power plants continued to operate unreliably, this will lead to the shutdown of the electrical power system and the political power system.
ICSC's senior policy advisor
Stable power is required to transmit polling data.
Grid placed on yellow alert
The NGCP issues a yellow alert when power reserves are below the minimum level. This is further downgraded to red alert when the supply-demand situation worsens.
In a statement about the yellow alert,
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