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Meralco service interruptions from April 2 to 7, 2024

Select customers of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) in areas in Laguna and Quezon City are set to experience service interruptions this week, as the company is set to undertake maintenance work.

Meralco said two areas are set to experience interruptions later this week:

April 4, 2024 - Laguna (Biñan City)

Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. - Portion of Circuit Southwoods 410SOU

  • Portion of Southwoods Road from Meralco – Southwoods substation to Enterprise Ave. in Bgy. San Francisco.
  • Portion of Enterprise Ave. from San Francisco Road to and including McDonald’s, Southwoods Mall, Mercury Drug, Coral Center, and Unihealth Southwoods Hospital in Southwoods City- Ecocentrum Business Park, Bgy. San Francisco.
  • Portion of San Agustin Drive from Ecocentrum Ave. to and including Colegio San Agustin – Biñan, and Holland Park Condominium in Southwoods City, Bgy. San Francisco.
  • Portion of San Francisco Road from Southwoods Overpass to and including Ibaba St.; and Puregold Halang in Bgy. San Francisco.

Reason: Installation of poles, line reconstruction works, line reconductoring works, and relocation of facilities in Southwoods City – Ecocentrum Business Park, Bgy. San Francisco, Biñan City, Laguna.

April 7, 2024 - Quezon City (Diliman)

Between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. - Portion of Circuit Diliman 46VU

  • Portion of E. Jacinto St. from C.P. Garcia Avenue to and including Hardin ng Doña Aurora in Barangay UP Campus

Reason: Line maintenance works along E. Jacinto St. in Bgy. U. P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City.

Meanwhile, Jamie Santos reported on 24 Oras Weekend that portions of Barangay Culiat will experience a power interruption on April 3, 2024.

There would also be service interruptions in areas of:

  • Navotas City (April 2, 2024)
  • Makati City (April 2-3, 2024)
  • Biñan, Laguna (April 3, 2024)
  • San Pablo, Laguna (April 3, 2024)
  • Biñan, Laguna (April 4, 2024)
  • Muntinlupa City (April 4-5, 2024)
  • Pasig City (April 4-5)

According to Meralco spokesperson Joe Zaldarriaga, maintenance activities are announced every Thursday and Friday, but the company is more careful during the summer season, in consideration of the customers’ need for power supply.

“Sa pamamagitan ng tinatawag na sufficient energy supply from our power suppliers at kasama din diyan ‘yung pagpasok namin sa mga tinatawag na interim power supply agreements para mapunan ang mga pangangailangan pa namin,” said Zaldarriaga in a report on GMA’s “24 Oras Weekend” on Sunday.

(Through what we call sufficient energy supply from our power suppliers, along with the entry of what we call the interim power supply agreements, we can supply the needs.)

Meralco also encouraged its large customers to enter the interruptible load program and to continue to adhere to energy efficiency initiatives.

The firm last month said it was gearing up for the summer season and it had enough reserves to cater to the expected demand amid the ongoing El Niño season.

Meralco constructs, operates, and maintains electric distribution systems in the cities and municipalities of Bulacan, Cavite, Metro Manila, and Rizal, as well as certain areas in the provinces of Batangas, Laguna, Pampanga, and Quezon. The firm counts as subsidiaries and associates Vantage Energy Solutions and Management Inc. and MeridianX Inc., acting as retail electricity suppliers in Luzon and the Visayas. — DVM, GMA Integrated News