NGCP: Power reserves now enough, no more rotating brownouts in Luzon
Meralco: Power interruptions in QC, other areas. Electric meters are installed along Batasan Road in Quezon City as the Manila Electric Co. announced its scheduled power interruptions for Wednesday, June 27, in some parts of Quezon City and towns of Bacoor and Cainta. Asti Flores
Residents in Luzon can rest assured there will be no more rotating brownouts, as the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines registered more than 900 megawatts of reserve power as of Friday.
As of 6 a.m. Friday, the NGCP power situation outlook indicated the Luzon grid has 1,431 megawatts of reserve power.
Visayas has 306 megawatts of reserve power, but Mindanao has a deficit of 129 megawatts.
The NGCP had gone on yellow alert last week after reserves dropped below 647 megawatts. This prompted the Manila Electric Co. to plan rotating brownouts.
Meralco eventually canceled the planned rotating brownouts after demand for power dropped.
A report by radio dzBB's Rowena Salvacion Thursday afternoon quoted NGCP spokesperson Atty. Cynthia Alabanza as saying they canceled yellow alert since Tuesday after noting a rise in reserve power levels.
The dzBB report quoted Alabanza as saying the high reserve levels are due to power plants being brought back online after being repaired. –KG, GMA News