NGCP raises power supply alert over Luzon grid
MANILA, Philippines—The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) placed the Luzon grid under yellow and red alerts on Monday due to low power reserves.
In an advisory, the NGCP placed the largest grid in the country under a yellow alert from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
It will be under red alert from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Luzon grid status, 29 April 2019:FEATURED STORIES
Available Capacity – 10,830MW
Peak Demand – 10,371MW
Details on the cause to be announced by the Department of Energy (DOE) later in the day.
— NGCP (@NGCP_ALERT) April 28, 2019
With a red alert status, the NGCP may implement rotational brownouts to maintain the integrity of the grid.
Available capacity is at 10,830 megawatts (MW) while peak demand is pegged at 10,371 MW, the NGCP said.
“Details on the cause to be announced by the Department of Energy (DOE) later in the day,” it added.
Last week, the NGCP put the Luzon grid under yellow and red alerts after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake damaged some power generators.
READ: Luzon grid under power supply alert due to quake damage
Earlier this month, the grid was put under red alert several times after some power plants simultaneously went on a forced outage. /gsg
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