Luzon grid on red, yellow alerts – NGCP

Robie de Guzman   •   June 19, 2019   •   1066

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Wednesday placed the Luzon grid on red and yellow alerts.

In a Twitter post, the NGCP said the Luzon grid will be under yellow alert from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The red alert will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The NGCP said the available capacity of Luzon grid is 10, 962 megawatts (MW) while peak demand is at 11, 134MW.

These alerts mean that power reserves are lower than the demand. Rotating brownouts may also occur during the hours when the red alert is raised.

The NGCP said the current available capacity of Luzon grid is 10,962 megawatts (MW) while peak demand is at 11,134MW.

The agency added that the details on the cause of the issuance will be released by the Department of Energy later in the day.

NGCP: Luzon Grid under yellow alert

Robie de Guzman   •   June 4, 2019

Courtesy : storyblocks

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Tuesday placed the Luzon grid on yellow alert amid thinning power reserves.

In an advisory, the NGCP said the alert will be in place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A yellow alert notice means operating reserves have dropped below the required 647 megawatts (MW) contingency in Luzon or equivalent to the largest unit online. 

Luzon grid status, 04 June 2019:Yellow Alert10:00AM-4:00PMAvailable Capacity – 11,764MWPeak Demand – 10,831MWDetails on the cause to be announced by the Department of Energy (DOE) later in the day.

Posted by National Grid Corporation of the Philippines on Monday, 3 June 2019

The Luzon grid’s available capacity is 11,764 MW against an expected peak demand of 10,831 MW.

The NGCP said details on the cause will be announced by the Department of Energy (DOE) later in the day.

NGCP: Luzon grid on yellow alert for 3 hours

Robie de Guzman   •   May 6, 2019

Courtesy : Pixabay

MANILA, Philippines – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Monday (May 6) placed the Luzon grid on yellow alert for three hours.

In an advisory posted on its social media accounts, the NGCP said the yellow alert notice would be raised from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  

“Details on the cause to be announced by the Department of Energy (DOE) later in the day,” the agency added.

The NGCP issues a yellow alert notice on Luzon grid when power reserves are lower than the power supply demand.

The grid’s available capacity is 11,814 megawatts (MW) while peak demand is at 10,865MW.

Meanwhile, the NGCP assured that its power transmission services are still normal despite the magnitude 5.4 quake that jolted parts of Ilocos Norte on Monday (May 6) morning.

READ: Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts parts of Ilocos Norte

“Power transmission services of NGCP remain normal despite the 5.4 magnitude earthquake which occurred in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte at 10:48AM, today, 6 May 2019,” the agency said.

Power transmission services of NGCP remain normal despite the 5.4 magnitude earthquake which occurred in Pagudpud,…

Posted by National Grid Corporation of the Philippines on Sunday, 5 May 2019

No damage in power facilities and power interruptions were reported in Ilocos Norte and neighboring areas following the temblor.

“The Luzon grid remains intact as there are no reports of power interruptions and damaged transmission facilities in Ilocos Norte and nearby areas where the earthquake was felt,” it added.

DOE, power sector urged to ensure enough supply during May polls

Robie de Guzman   •   April 30, 2019

Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco called on the Department of Energy (DOE) and the power sector to guarantee enough power supply during the election day on May 13, as well as during the counting of ballots and transmission of complete election results.

Velasco, the chairman of House Committee on Energy, said in a statement that this is to protect the credibility of election results amid the continuous issuance of yellow and red alert notices in the Luzon power grid.

“What the public wants is a fair, clean and honest election. If there will be power interruptions, I worry that it would compromise the results and credibility of the election,” said Velasco.

“Our energy officials and industry players must pull all strings to allay fears and meet the public’s expectations,” he added.

The Luzon grid has been continuously placed under red and yellow alerts by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) due to insufficient power reserves as a result of unplanned maintenance or breakdown of several power plants.

Energy officials have also indicated that the power supply woes could linger until June because of thin power reserves.

READ: DOE assures enough power supply during election

Although authorities have continuously assured that there will be sufficient power supply during the election, Velasco said contingency plans must be put in place to prevent power outages, especially during the canvassing and transmission of votes.

“They better be ready. We cannot afford to endanger the election processes and the results,” Velasco said.

The lawmaker also urged the DOE to fast-track the implementing rules and regulations of the Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (EVOSS) to bring down the cost of doing business in the country of potential investors.

READ: Duterte signs Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop Act

The EVOSS law, which was signed by President on March 14, aims to reduce red tape and simplify the permitting process in the energy sector. – Robie de Guzman

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