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NGCP cancels yellow alert on Luzon Grid

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has canceled the yellow alert status on the Luzon Grid scheduled on Thursday afternoon, as demand was weaker than anticipated.

In an advisory, the NGCP said the yellow alert would not be implemented “due to low actual system demand” as of 12:25 p.m. It did not elaborate.

The NGCP earlier announced that the yellow alert status would take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, due to the unplanned unavailable energy as several plants were placed on forced outage.

A yellow alert status indicates that the grid has thin reserves based on the difference between supply and demand, with total unplanned unavailable energy of 1,592 megawatts earlier on Thursday.

This comes amid the forced outage of the QPPL, SLPGC 1, SLPG 3, SLPG 4, GMEC 1, GMEC 2, and Calaca 2.

The NGCP is a privately-owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country's state-owned power grid. — Jon Viktor D. Cabuenas/RSJ, GMA News