Power consumers in Samal Island are experiencing rotational brownouts for two to three hours.

In an advisory issued by the Northern Davao Electric Cooperative (NORDECO), the temporary rotational brownouts are being implemented due to 200 to 600 kilowatts power shortage.

Among the reasons of the power shortage include the malfunction of the modular generator sets owned by the IGACOS Light and Power Company (ILPC) and NORDECO and the hot weather that increases the power requirement of the island city.

The modular generator sets are being repaired as of this writing.

The ILPC also vowed to deliver modular generator sets on April 10, 2024, which can produce three megawatts.

Resort owners in the island have already complained about the power interruption as it affects their business operations.

“What is worrisome ay yung panahon na they come and wala tayong kuryente. So, ganun ang problema. Kapag wala ang kuryente, wala rin ang tubig kasi naka-attach ang kuryente sa tubig,” Samal Island Beach Resort Association President, Ruby Uy, said.

“Not all the time may genset ang resorts because okay lang yan kapag fully booked ka palage, so break even lang iyong makuha kasi mahal man din mag-operate ng gensets,” Uy added.

Officials of the city and province, including other stakeholders, earlier called on the national government to intervene and help solve the problem of electricity, as it requires legislative measures.