NGCP: Luzon Grid under yellow alert

Robie de Guzman   •   June 4, 2019   •   1626

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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.

Oil price hike set on December 15

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 14, 2020

Oil companies have announced an oil price hike that will take effect on Tuesday (December 15).

In separate advisories, Shell, Clean Fuel, and Petro Gazz announced that they will increase their gas prices by P0.50 per liter and P0.60 per liter for diesel.

Meanwhile, Shell will also up their Kerosene prices by P0.55.

Shell and Petro Gazz will implement the price hike at 6:00 a.m., while Clean Fuel will implement the price hike at 4:00 p.m.

The Department of Energy (DOE) report said gasoline prices have increased by P3.47 per liter as of December 1. Diesel prices, on the other hand, increased by P7.76 per liter and kerosene prices went up by P11.19. —AAC

30 of 44 transmission lines downed by TY Ulysses now restored — NGCP

Marje Pelayo   •   November 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is continuously conducting damage assessment of transmission lines affected by Typhoon Ulysses in several areas across the country.

According to the agency’s report on Thursday (November 12) evening, 30 out of 44 affected transmission lines have been restored. 

Meanwhile, the remaining lines are undergoing restoration.

The agency is currently conducting aerial and foot patrols to assess the extent of the damage to its facilities and simultaneously conducting restoration activities in areas that are already accessible.

Parts of Bicol region still without power after Quinta onslaught

Robie de Guzman   •   October 26, 2020

Widespread disruption of electrical power has been reported in the Bicol Region after the onslaught of Typhoon Quinta, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said Monday.

In an update posted on Twitter, the NGCP said that as of 6 a.m., areas of Sorsogon and Camarines Sur are still without power while supply in Quezon, Albay and Batangas areas have been partially restored.

Power supply in Laguna and Camarines Norte, on the other hand, have returned to normal.

The agency said the loss of power may be caused by transmission facilities  or distribution facilities of local distribution utilities or electric cooperatives affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Quinta.

The agency added that transmission services may be 100 percent restored but energization may not be implemented due to unrestored distribution systems.

“Inspection and restoration of lines in the affected areas will be in full swing as soon as the weather allows,” the NGCP said.

“Please contact your local electric cooperative or distribution utility for updates on distribution system restoration and specific areas affected by the power interruptions, unless the outage affects the entire franchise area,” it added.

The Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Region 5 earlier reported damage and flooding in parts of the region due to heavy rains and strong winds brought about by Typhoon Quinta.

In an initial report, the OCD said around 8,030 families or 24,736 individuals were displaced by the storm and are currently staying in evacuation centers.

Twelve fishermen were also reported missing in Catanduanes.

The local government said the distribution of food packs is ongoing in evacuation centers as it monitors the health and safety of evacuees to avoid possible infection of coronavirus disease inside the crowded shelters. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Bryan Baldaraje)


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