‘Yellow alert’ up anew in Luzon grid on shortage in reserves, high demand–NGCP

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THE Luzon grid is experiencing another power shortage in its reserves due to the unexpected shutdown of certain plants and a high forecast demand, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said in a post on its official Facebook page on Thursday.

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The NGCP declared a yellow alert in the country’s largest island from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and another from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The available capacity of the plant is 10,473 megawatts (MW), while the peak demand is at 9,676MW.

During a press briefing on Thursday, Energy Undersecretary Felix William Fuentebella clarified the deficit in the region’s power supply was only on the reserves.

“A yellow alert is not a deficit in supply. It’s only a signal that the reserves are getting to be smaller,” Fuentebella said, pointing out that what is alarming is when a “red alert” is declared. JORDEENE SHEEX LAGARE

 

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