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NGCP places Luzon grid under yellow, red alerts on Friday

/ 09:44 AM May 03, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Luzon grid on Friday will be placed under yellow and red alerts at specific times of the day, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced Friday morning.

In a Facebook post, the private-run NGCP said the country’s biggest power grid would be under the yellow alert during the following schedules:

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9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 n.n.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Luzon grid will be under the red alert status between 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from noon to 4:00 p.m.

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Posted by National Grid Corporation of the Philippines on Thursday, May 2, 2019

A yellow alert is raised when operating reserves drop below the required 647 megawatts (MW) contingency in Luzon, 100 MW in Visayas, or 150 MW in Mindanao, while a red alert is raised when the power supply situation worsens, according to the Department of Energy.

The Luzon grid’s available capacity is at 11,054 MW, and at 11,046 MW during peak demand, the NGCP said.

“Details on the cause to be announced by the Department of Energy (DOE) later in the day,” the system operator said.  /muf

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