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NGCP says entire Luzon grid on ‘yellow alert’

Apr 11, 2017 @ 14:49

The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) on April 11 has placed the Luzon grid on “yellow alert” due to the forced outage of eight power plants.

In its advisory, the power grid operator said the “yellow alert” will run between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. due to “low operating power”.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Luzon grid will have a supply of 10,140 megawatts (MW) and a demand of 9,234 MW. The Sy-led company forecast the grid to have a reserve of 906 MW.

The grid earlier had a capacity of 10,090 MW and a demand of 9,328 MW. It had a reserve of 762 MW from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Meralco said the power plants that went on forced outage are the San Gabriel, San Lorenzo Mod 50 and 60, Avion 2, Ilijan Block B, Pagbilao 2, Calaca 1, and Pagbilao 1.

The power firm noted that interruptible load program participants, which use generator sets to cover some of the power demand, are on standby for any shortfall.

It advised the public to use energy efficiently to avoid rotating brownouts.

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