DOE to public: Reduce power consumption during peak hours

DOE to public: Reduce power consumption during peak hours

/ 03:09 PM April 18, 2024

DOE: Minimize power use during peak hours


MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Energy (DOE) asked the public on Thursday to minimize electric consumption during peak hours amid the scorching dry season.

The call was made after the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) raised red and yellow alerts over the Luzon and Visayas grids from April 16 to 18.


“The DOE reiterates its call for everyone’s cooperation in minimizing power consumption especially at peak hours during the remainder of the hot season. As previously noted, the extremely high temperatures have been affecting the operations of power plants in the grid,” DOE said in a statement.


The DOE added that it will monitor the red and yellow alerts raised by the NGCP on three consecutive days which was caused by a high demand for electricity in the recent days.

“Power supply conditions have remained tight since Tuesday, 16 April 2024, resulting in the issuance of Red and Yellow Alerts in the Luzon grid and Yellow Alerts in the Visayas grid,” the DOE added.

In the latest alerts released by the NGCP on Thursday, the Luzon grid was placed under red alert from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., and under yellow alert from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m., 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Visayas grid was placed under yellow alert from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and red alert from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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