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Mindanao power supply to ease in June

electric powerlines

The power situation in Mindanao may normalize by June, which means that the two-hour rotating brownouts in the island may be reduced to an hour in certain areas.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions,Uncategorized | Read More »

Mindanao brownouts to persist


Mindanao may experience rotating two-hour brownouts for another two to three months before the power supply situation finally normalizes.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Brownouts to continue – Veco

WITH the unavailability of the 400-megawatt (MW) power supply from Leyte because of damaged transmission lines, the Leyte-Panay-Cebu gris has a 160-MW power shortage leading to brownouts starting yesterday. Visayan Electric Company (Veco) chief operating officer Sebastian Lacson said that of the 160 MW, Veco’s share of the curtailment is 85 MW. “As of this [...]

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Only SMC left in Albay power bidding


This city was hit by daylong brownouts over the last two days lasting up to eight hours just as the Albay Electric Cooperative (Aleco) held a bidding to privatize the operations of the troubled cooperative amid protest by some consumers.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Isolated outages fail to disrupt voting

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A Filipino woman leans over to consult her husband as they vote at a basketball gym used as a voting center.  AP FILE PHOTO

Isolated outages in the country did not disrupt voting on Election Day, as the energy department said the overall power supply was normal.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Power outages in Mindanao minor, did not affect polls, says regional body


Minor power interruptions or outages hit at least three Mindanao areas on Monday but these had barely affected the conduct of the balloting, the Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) reported.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Oil firms urged to fire up generators on Monday

Energy Secretary Jericho L. Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla on Friday called on oil companies to use their own generators for their operations at their gas stations, oil depots and similar facilities on Monday to ensure an adequate supply of electricity during the elections.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Power restored in 3 plants; electricity now back to 77% of Luzon consumers


Brownouts hit a large portion of Metro Manila and provinces in Luzon on Wednesday as six major power plants on the island went on unscheduled shutdowns, five days before the election on May 13. By Wednesday evening, three power plants had gone back online.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Recto revives proposal to link Mindanao power system to Luzon-Visayas grid

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Only by connecting Mindanao to the Luzon-Visayas power grid could the Philippines solve its on-and-off problem of electricity shortage in Mindanao, a member of the Senate energy committee said on Sunday.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Agusan del Sur solves power problem; consumers to pay more

agusan del Sur map

There will be no more irritating daily four-hour brownouts in this province by August, but residents will have to pay as much as P10 per kilowatt hour for electricity to defray the cost of operating modular generating sets.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mindanao power outlook: Frequent brownouts

Apart from being the start of the work week, Mondays in many areas of Mindanao also signal the start of another episode of frequent brownouts.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pantabangan power woe continues

Pantabangan dam. Photo from upriis.nia.gov.ph

Pantabangan town, which hosts one of the biggest dams in the country and the hydroelectric electric firm that supplies power to the Luzon power grid, has been suffering from a power outage since March 7 after its power supplier cut off the local distributor from its system due to mounting debts.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Brownouts to hit Nueva Ecija, Albay, Olongapo

Energy Secretary Jericho L. Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

At least two provinces and a city in Luzon should brace for brownouts after the electric cooperatives serving them failed to pay billions of pesos in debt to power generation companies, including the state-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (Psalm).

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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