Power line tripping causes outage in Eastern Samar

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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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