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Luzon grid still on red, yellow alerts

/ 08:02 AM April 25, 2019
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LYN RILLON

MANILA, Philippines — The Luzon grid will be placed on red alert again Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., according to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

In a post on its Facebook page, the NGCP said that aside from the red alert, the Luzon grid will also be on yellow alert from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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The yellow and red alert statuses were issued due to a low electricity reserve in the grid. The NGCP said that available capacity is currently at 10,707 megawatts, while peak demand is at 10,534 megawatts, leaving a thin reserve of 173 megawatts.

Details of the power situation will be provided by the Department of Energy (DOE) within the day, the NGCP said.

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On Wednesday, the red alert and yellow alerts were also issued after power plants generated sufficient power to maintain electric services.

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