Power line tripping causes outage in Eastern Samar


THE outage experienced in some parts of Eastern Samar on Monday was caused by power line tripping.

The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said the 69-kilovolt Taft feeder tripped at 12:59 a.m.

NGCP said it has worked double time to immediately restore transmission services to the Eastern Samar Electric Cooperative. The Parañas-Taft section was re-energized at 1:52 a.m.

The NGCP power outlook for Monday indicated low reserves for the Visayas grid at 56 megawatts (MW).

In its advisory, the NGCP said the Visayas has a system capacity of 1,645 MW and a projected peak demand of 1,589 MW.

For Luzon, it has a reserve of 668 MW, with a system capacity of 9,210 MW and a projected peak demand of 8,542 MW. For Mindanao, it has a projected power deficit of 100 MW due to a system capacity of 1,209 MW and a peak demand of 1,309 MW.


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