Davao power plant undergoes repair

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THE Therma South Inc. (TSI) on Monday said its 150 megawatts (MW) Unit 1 of the 300-MW Davao baseload power plant is undergoing maintenance outage for preventive repair activities.

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The Aboitiz Power Corporation (AP) subsidiary said maintenance activity is expected to last until September 7, 2016.

“This maintenance activity is necessary to review Unit 1 and to implement some corrective measures as needed which should be similar in nature to the coverage of work done in the recently planned outage of Unit 2 from June 18 to July 13,” TSI president and COO Sebastian Lacson said.

“We are confident that after this outage, TSI should be better equipped to reliably meet the needs of our customers. As always, we will try our best to keep the duration of this interruption to a minimum,” Lacson added.

Originally scheduled to start on August 6, the Unit 1 maintenance schedule was moved to August 22 to better adjust to the grid situation.

TSI has made coordination with its customers – electric cooperatives and distribution utilities in Mindanao –to implement measures to mitigate the impact of the maintenance activity.

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