• NGCP bares 9-hour Pampanga brownouts


    THE National Grid Corp (NGCP) announced a nine-hour brownout from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in eight towns of Pampanga on Wednesday to give way to maintenance work.

    The power shutdown will facilitate the annual preventive maintenance of 100MVA Transformer at Hermosa Substation and 1.5MVA Transformer at Basa Substation simultaneous with transmission line works along Hermosa-Guagua 69kVLine.

    Affected by the power interruption are those being serviced by Pampanga II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PELCO II) and San Fernando Electric Light and Power Company (SFELAPCO-Florida Blanca).

    These include the areas of Sta Cruz, Guagua, Bacolor, Sta Rita, Sasmuan, Porac, Lubao and Florida Blanca in Pampanga.

    “Normal operations will immediately resume after work completion,” NGCP said in its advisory.

    Because of this, NGCP advised its customers and the general public to take the necessary preparations and precautions for this scheduled interruption.

    NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid.

    It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines, towers, substations, and related assets.

    The consortium holds the 25-year concession to operate the country’s power transmission network.

    It is comprised of Monte Oro Grid Resources Corp., led by Henry Sy, Jr., Calaca High Power Corporation, led by Robert Coyiuto, Jr., and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) as technical partner.


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