DOE: Power supply normal in all grids

by Lenie LecturaMay 10, 2016

from Business Mirror

A day after the national election was held on Monday, the Department of Energy (DOE) reported stable power supply across the country.

At a news briefing on Tuesday, Energy Secretary Y. Zenaida Monsada said power supply remained normal in all grids. “No major problems were reported. We have ample supply of power. We hope this will continue in the days to come,” she said.

Monsada said that the Power Task Force Election, led by the DOE, continues its 24-hour power monitoring to ensure adequate, stable and reliable electricity supply during the election period, while also employing a quick response mechanism to address minor glitches in some facilities.

Power outages, she added, were immediately addressed by technical personnel on standby.

 For Wednesday, Luzon’s capacity is expected to reach 10,849 megawatts (MW) as against a demand of 9,731 MW, leaving power reserves at 1,118 MW.

The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) also reported normal power situation in its franchise areas.

“There were a few problems on the load side. Among these are overloading and octopus wiring. Apart from that, we are normal,” Meralco Spokesman Joe Zaldarriaga said.

PTFE will continue to monitor developments in the sector to fully contribute to the holding a clean and credible national and local elections.