Published On: Fri, Apr 12th, 2019

Red alert raised in Luzon grid for 3rd straight day

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Published 1:05 PM, April 12, 2019

Updated 1:13 PM, April 12, 2019

BROWNOUTS. The Luzon grid is placed under red alert for the 3rd straight day on April 12. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

BROWNOUTS. The Luzon grid is placed under red alert for the 3rd straight day on April 12. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – 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.

Meanwhile, the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) said it had implemented the manual load dropping or rotational brownouts due to insufficient operating reserve that may last for 3 hours.

The following areas were affected:

Bulacan

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

Metro Manila

Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Parañaque, Pasay, San Juan, Las Piñas, Valenzuela, Malabon, Navotas, Pasig, Taguig, Muntinlupa

Cavite

Imus, General Trias, Dasmariñas, Trece Martirez City, Tagaytay, Silang, Naic, Indang, Amadeo, Bacoor, Noveleta, Kawit, Cavite City, Tanza

Batangas

Batangas City, Talisay

Rizal

Taytay, Cainta

Laguna

Cabuyao

Pampanga

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

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