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Luzon grid placed under yellow alert today due to thin supply

by admin   |   Posted on Monday, February 26th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Electrical transmission line (Cyron Monton / Photoville International)

FILE PHOTO: Electrical transmission line (Cyron Monton / Photoville International)

MANILA, Philippines — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) placed the entire region of Luzon under yellow alert due to the limited supply of electricity.

The Luzon grid was placed under yellow alert from 11 in the morning to 12 in the afternoon, and from 2 pm to 4 pm.

The demand for electricity reached 9,081 megawatts on Monday, but the available capacity of the Luzon grid was at 9,971 megawatts only.

No power outage was declared in line with the yellow alert status.

NGCP placed Luzon grid under the said alert status due to the expected shutdown of several power plants and the limited supply of electricity. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Argentines struggle as ‘unprecedented’ power failure strikes country

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Monday, June 17th, 2019

Courtesy : Reuters

Argentine President Mauricio Macri called the massive blackout that left tens of millions in South America without power on Sunday (June 15) “unprecedented,” and promised a thorough investigation.

Argentina’s grid “collapsed” around 7 a.m. local time (1100 GMT), leaving the entire country without power, Argentina’s Energy Secretariat said.

The outage also cut electricity to much of neighboring Uruguay and swaths of Paraguay, and shut down YPF’s La Plata refinery, Argentina’s largest.

Macri said the blackout had been prompted by a failure in the country’s coastal grid but said that officials still did not know what had caused the problem.

Half of Argentina had power by mid-afternoon, Macri said.

Energy distributors in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, whose populations total nearly 55 million, said power was being quickly restored to major cities and heavily populated coastal regions, including Montevideo and Buenos Aires.

The blackout comes amid a deepening economic crisis in Argentina that has left nearly a third of the country in poverty, pushed interest rates skyward and sent the peso tumbling against the dollar, prompting mass protests throughout the country.

The massive blackout on Father’s Day left Buenos Aires dark early this morning, hobbling public transportation, cutting off water supply and crippling phone and internet communications across the city. (REUTERS)

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NGCP: Luzon Grid under yellow alert

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Tuesday, June 4th, 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.

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Meralco on general alert during elections

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) in on general alert during elections on Monday (May 13) in case there will be a power outage.

Despite assurance there will be no power outages during elections, Meralco has prepared 150 generator sets in various franchise office.

They also prepared 300 flood flights which can be used in polling precincts in case of power interruption. 300 Meralco linemen will also make rounds in various areas to fix electricity lines, posts, and transformers.

“Itong Lunes nasa status kami ng general alert (On Monday, we will be on general alert) and those in the field will be ready to respond in any given situation,” according to Meralco Spokesperson Joe Zaldarriaga.

Meralco also reminds personnel manning the polling precincts to make sure all electrical wiring is in good condition and avoid octopus wiring which is one of the main cause of brownout.

Avoid using appliances that consumes too much electricity to avoid overloading.

In case of brownout or electricity emergencies, contact Meralco through their social media or call 1622-8118. They can also message Meralco.

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Meralco will make sure there is enough power supply in canvassing centers.(with reports from Joan Nano)

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