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Meralco announces power interruption schedule in MMla, Luzon on April 1-7

by Maris Federez   |   Posted on Sunday, March 31st, 2019

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – After a series of water service interruption, Metro Manila and some parts of Luzon will experience yet another interruption, this time on electricity.

This, after the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) announced power service interruption in several areas of the National Capital Region and nearby provinces in Luzon.

Meralco said this is due to various maintenance works to be conducted in these areas.

According to Meralco’s announcement on its Facebook page, power interruption will be as follows:

Caloocan City (Bagumbong and Camarin), April 2, Tuesday, between 9:00am and 2:00pm.

This is due to the line reconductoring works and replacement of rotten poles in Senate Housing Subd., Bagumbong, Caloocan City;

Manila (Sta. Ana and Sta. Mesa),  April 1, Monday, between 7:00am and 7:30am.

Reason for this is the retirement of facilities affected by on-going Skyway construction along New Panaderos St. in Sta. Ana, Manila.

Manila (Sampaloc),  April 2 – 3, Tuesday to Wednesday, from 11:30pm (Tue., 04/02/19) to 5:30am (Wed., 04/03/19)

Reason: Line conversion works along P. Noval St. in Sampaloc, Manila.

Manila (Sta. Mesa) and Quezon City (Doña Imelda), April 3, Wednesday, from 9:00 to 9:30am, and from 2:30 to 3:00pm; between 9:00am and 3:00pm

This is due to the relocation of facilities and line reconductoring works along Guadalcanal St. in Sta. Mesa, Manila.

Manila (Sampaloc), April 4 – 5, Thursday to Friday, between 11:30pm (Thu., 04/04/19) and 5:30am (Fri., 04/05/19) .

This is because of the line conversion works along Nicanor Roxas St. (Laong Laan) in Sampaloc, Manila.

Pasig City (Manggahan), March 31 – April 1, Sunday to Monday, between 11:30pm (Sun., 03/31/19) And 4:30am (Mon., 04/01/19).

Reason: Relocation of facilties along Caruncho Road in Bgy. Manggahan, Pasig City.

Bulacan (San Ildefonso and San Miguel); Pampanga (Candaba)

April 3 – 4, Wednesday to Thursday; from 11:30pm (Wed., 04/03/19) to 12:01am (Thu., 04/04/19), and then from 6:00 to 6:30am (Thu., 04/04/19)

Reason: Maintenance works inside Meralco – San Miguel substation.

Bulacan (Norzagaray and San Jose Del Monte City), April 6, Saturday, between 1:00am and 2:00am, and from 5:00am to 6:00am.

This shall be brought about by the repair works inside Meralco – Sapang Palay substation.

Laguna (Liliw; Nagcarlan; Pila; And Sta. Cruz), April 2, Tuesday, from 12:01 to 12:15am, and from 7:00 to 7:15am

Reason for this will be the maintenance works inside Meralco – Sta. Cruz substation.  – Maris Federez

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Meralco announces power interruptions in several areas

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Monday, June 17th, 2019

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has announced that there will be power interruptions from June 17-20 in several areas across the country.

This is due to the maintenance scheduled by the electric company.

Meralco announced that several areas in Lucena, Quezon province will experience power interruptions between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Several areas include a portion of Barangay Talao-Talao.

Power interruptions in parts of Muntinlupa City and Biñan, Laguna are scheduled on Tuesday (June 18).

Other areas set to experience power interruption are Quezon City on June 19 and Laguna Bay on June 20.

To check other maintenance schedule visit Meralco’s website or check their official social media pages.

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Meralco power rates to go down this month

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2019

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MANILA, Philippines – The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) on Thursday announced that its electricity rates will go down for the second straight month.

Meralco said the power rates for this month will be reduced by P0.19 per kilowatt hour (kWh), which translates to a decrease of around P38 for a household that consumes 200 kWh each month.

Rates for households with a monthly consumption of 300 kWh will be P57 cheaper, while consumption of 500 kWh will be P95 lower.

The power distributor said the rate reduction is due to lower generation charges as determined through the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) despite the continued tightness in supply in Luzon grid.

Last month, the Luzon grid has been consecutively placed under red and yellow alerts due to low power reserves.

Meralco said the power rates for June could have gone down lower if there were fewer alert notices issued.  

The power distributor added that lower power rates are expected in the following months when the rainy season is officially declared.

“Ang makikita na lang siguro natin kung sakaling mag-increase yung ating electricity bills is because primarily due to more consumption o mas maraming paggamit ng kuryente, sapagkat as far as rates is concerned bumaba nga po ang presyo ng kuryente,” said Joe Zaldarriaga, spokesperson of Meralco. (with details from Joan Nano)

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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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