Defective genset batteries cause NAIA power outage

admin   •   April 6, 2016   •   2857

Defective generator set battery that caused power outage at NAIA Terminal 3 last Saturday.

Defective generator set battery that caused power outage at NAIA Terminal 3 last Saturday.

Defective generator set batteries were the cause of brownout at NAIA last Saturday.

To prevent recurrence of the incident, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has allowed Meralco access to some of the airport facilities.

Ten generator sets of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 have been replaced with new sets of batteries.

This is after MIAA discovered that the brownout last Saturday was due to the gensets’ defective batteries.

Nine of the 10 gensets functioned properly last Saturday. However, the battery of genset 2, that supplies electricity to most of the vital facilities at the airport, failed.

Among the affected areas were the entrance of the departure hall; screening equipment at the entrance; baggage handling system; check in lobby and the immigration counters.

The MIAA claimed full responsibility and cleared Meralco from any liability.

The MIAA also extends its apologies to the affected passengers.

Though it was still possible for some flights to carry on, the airline companies preferred to cancel flights so as not to affect their schedule for the following day.

For precautionary reasons, Meralco and MIAA made an agreement to address the problem.

Meralco has no jurisdiction over the facilities of MIAA but the latter allowed Meralco to check their gensets and power lines to ensure that they are working well.

Meralco will place a smart switcher at NAIA Terminal 3 for immediate response in case such problem recurs.

Meralco is confident that the incident will not happen again with the help of a smart switcher.

Meralco will release its report on the state of the gensets and the power supply in Terminal 3 after they have completed their inspection.

LIST: Meralco announces power maintenance schedule in parts of Luzon

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 19, 2019

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has released its power maintenance schedule in parts of Luzon.

Here are some of the schedules posted by Meralco:

MANILA (TONDO)

AUGUST 19 – 20, 2019, MONDAY TO TUESDAY

Between 11:30 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. (MON., 08/19/19) and then between 5:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. (TUE., 08/20/19)

Portion of Juan Luna St. from Honorio Lopez Blvd. to Old Torres St. including 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Raxa Bago, Trinidad, V. Serrano, Lakandula, M. Guizon and Laong Nasa Sts.

Portion of Honorio Lopez Blvd. from Juan Luna St. to Ramon Fernandez St. including Philippine Paper Mills Incorporated.

Portion of Guidote St. from Rodriguez St. to near Buendia St. in Balut.

Portion of Rodriguez St. from Beltran St. to Salonga St. in Balut.

Between 11:30 p.m. (MON., 08/19/19) and 5:30 a.m. (TUE., 08/20/19)

Portion of Juan Luna St. from Honorio Lopez Blvd. in Gagalangin to Solis St. including Kagandahan, J. Planas, Dagupan and Dagupan Ext. Sts.; Evergreen Cereal Inc. and Lakan Dula High School.Portion of Cavite St. from Juan Luna St. to Lukban St. in Gagalangin.

REASON: Line reconductoring works and replacement of poles along Juan Luna St. in Tondo, Manila.

AUGUST 21, 2019, WEDNESDAY

Between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Portion of Dagupan Ext. St. from Yuseco St. to Tayuman St.

Portion of Tayuman St. from Dagupan Ext. St. to and including Antonio Rivera St.; PLDT – Tayuman and Manila Cathedral School.

REASON: Line reconstruction works and replacement of pole along Philippine National Railways (PNR) Rail Road Track and Dagupan Ext. St. in Tondo, Manila.

AUGUST 21, 2019, WEDNESDAY

Between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Portion of Dagupan Ext. St. from Yuseco St. to Tayuman St.Portion of Tayuman St. from Dagupan Ext. St. to and including Antonio Rivera St.; PLDT – Tayuman and Manila Cathedral School.

REASON: Line reconstruction works and replacement of pole along Philippine National Railways (PNR) Rail Road Track and Dagupan Ext. St. in Tondo, Manila.

MAKATI CITY

AUGUST 22, 2019, THURSDAY

Between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Portion of Atty. Jose D. Villena St. from near Palma St. to Manalac St. including Albert, Don Pedro and Osias Sts. in Bgy. Poblacion.

REASON: Installation of facilities along Atty. Jose D. Villena and Manalac Sts. In Bgy. Poblacion, Makati City.

MANILA (STA. CRUZ, TONDO AND BINONDO)

AUGUST 25, 2019, SUNDAY

Between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and then between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Portion of Bambang St. from near Dizon St. to Rizal Ave. including Alegre St. in Tondo.

Portion of Ipil St. from Bambang St. to Dizon St. in Tondo.

Portion of Severino Reyes St. from Alvarez Ext. St. to Mayhaligue St. in Sta. Cruz.

Portion of Tomas Mapua St. from Alvarez Ext. St. to near Mayhaligue St. in Sta. Cruz.

Portion of Makata St. from Mayhaligue St. to near E. Remigio St. in Sta. Cruz.

Portion of Anacleto St. from Mayhaligue St. to near Valeriano Fugoso St. in Sta. Cruz.

Portion of Anacleto St. from Bambang St. to near Alvarez Ext. St. in Sta. Cruz.

Portion of Alvarez Ext. St. from near Ipil St. to Anacleto St. in Sta. Cruz.

Portion E. Remigio St. from Tomas Mapua St. to Rizal Ave. in Sta. Cruz.

Portion of Mayhaligue St. from Severino Reyes St. to Rizal Ave. in Sta. Cruz.

Between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Portion of Masangkay St. from near Bambang St. to La Torre St. including Episcopal Diocese Central Philippines, St. Stephen High School and United Doctors Services Corp. in Tondo; McDonald’s Restaurant and St. Stephen Parish Church in Binondo.

Portion of Mayhaligue St. from Masangkay St. to near Fermin Tubera St. in Tondo.

REASON: Replacement of rotten pole along Masangkay St. corner Mayhaligue St. in Tondo, Manila.

To check all power maintenance schedule, visit Meralco’s Facebook page or their website.—AAC

MIAA warns public against taxi drivers with tampered meters

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 19, 2019

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) warns the public against abusive drivers who use tampered meters.

Authorities received a report from a passenger who rode a taxi from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to Alabang. His fare went up to P630 which should have cost around P350-P400 only.

Authorities immediately conducted an investigation and will file a case against the driver.

Proven violators will have their operator’s franchise and driver’s license revoked.

The MIAA reminded the public to immediately report these incidents to authorities through their Facebook account or hotline, (02) 8771111. They can also message NAIA at 0917-839-6242.—AAC

ERC orders Meralco to refund P1.08-B to customers

Marje Pelayo   •   August 13, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) ordered the refund of P1.08 billion to its customers following miscalculations in the net settlement surplus (NSS) allocations from June 2018 to May 2019.

In an order released on August 1, the ERC asked the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) to make the necessary adjustments to the NSS allocations.

Meralco clarified, however, that they function only as power distributor from the supply they get from the spot market operated by PEMC and that they do not collect excess charges.

Aside from this, the ERC also ordered the PEMC to refund the P321.36 million to consumers covered by other distribution utilities, electric cooperatives and their customers.

The ERC expects the PEMC to immediately effect the refund not later than the July 2019 billing period.

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