DOE, IIEE team up to audit power firms

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THE Department of Energy (DOE) and the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines (IIEE) have agreed to create task forces comprising their personnel for investigating the causes of electricity supply outages in the country.

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The task forces will conduct technical audit of the generation, transmission and distribution facilities across the country.

The audit will aim to disentangle and unbundle the flaws in the generation-transmission-distribution chain that cause deficiencies in the power supply.

The task force will also look into current mechanisms aimed at ensuring the safety, efficiency, quality, reliability and security of the power system.

A memorandum of agreement (MOA) to this effect has been concluded on Monday, August 8.

“It is imperative for us to immediately determine the causes, whether technical or contractual, of the current power supply situation. We have to find a lasting solution to this recurring problem as well as establishing and institutionalizing far-reaching formulae, because it is our people who are bearing the brunt of power interruptions and we cannot allow that to continue,” the energy secretary, Alfonso G. Cusi, said in a statement.

DOE has also pledged to continue monitoring developments in the power industry and to to resolve the power supply situation in the country.

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