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Luzon under yellow, red alerts on June 7 — NGCP

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 09:25 AM June 07, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Luzon grid will be under yellow and red alerts for 14 hours on Friday, June 7, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said.

In a Twitter post, the NGCP said the country’s biggest power grid would be under yellow alert from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and again on 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., a total of eight hours.

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A “yellow alert” is raised when “a grid’s reserve power — the difference between supply and demand — is below the required level,” according to the NGCP.

Meanwhile, the Luzon grid would be under red alert for four hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A “red alert” is raised when there is a likelihood that demand will outstrip available generating capacity.

The available capacity of Luzon grid is at 11,376 megawatts (MW) while peak demand is at 11,237 MW, the NGCP said.

“Details on the cause to be announced by the Department of Energy (DOE) later in the day,” the NGCP added.  (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)

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