Red alert raised in Luzon grid for 3rd straight day
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has again raised the red and yellow alerts for the Luzon grid on Friday, April 12, as power reserves continued to thin.
NGCP raised the red alert status from 9 am to 10 pm, while the yellow alert was raised at 8 am to 9 am and 10 pm to 11 pm.
The Department of Energy (DOE) said it raised the alarms due to unplanned outages of 5 plants, namely San Miguel Consolidated Power Corporation Unit 2, Sual Unit I of Team Energy and San Miguel, Southwest Luzon Power Generation Corporation Unit 2 of DMCI, Pagbilao Unit 3 of Team Energy and Aboitiz Power, and South Luzon Thermal Energy Corporation Unit 1 of Ayala.
The NGCP also announced possible rotating brownouts to be implemented by the following companies between 2 pm to 3 pm:
- QUEZELCO I (parts of Quezon)
- APEC (parts of Albay)
- SORECO II (parts of Sorsogon)
- BATELEC I (parts of Batangas)
- INEC (parts of Ilocos Norte)
- PANELCO III
- CENPELCO (parts of Pangasinan)
- NEECO II - Area 1&2 (parts of Nueva Ecija)
- AURELCO (parts of Aurora)
- PELCO I (parts of Pampanga)
- PENELCO (parts of Bataan)
The following areas were affected:
Plaridel, Malolos City, San Rafael, San Ildefonso, Pandi, Norzagaray, Doña Remedios Trinidad, Angat, Paombong, Hagonoy, Calumpit, Meycauayan, Santa Maria, Marilao, Bocaue, Pulilan, Baliuag, San Jose Del Monte City, Balagtas
Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Parañaque, Pasay, San Juan, Las Piñas, Valenzuela, Malabon, Navotas, Pasig, Taguig, Muntinlupa
Imus, General Trias, Dasmariñas, Trece Martires City, Tagaytay, Silang, Naic, Indang, Amadeo, Bacoor, Noveleta, Kawit, Cavite City, Tanza
Batangas City, Talisay
Apalit, San Simon
The DOE said it has been "actively meeting with the electric power industry participants to ensure that the underlying issues surrounding the red alerts are effectively addressed by the entire energy family at the soonest." – Rappler.com