Coal plant delay due to blackout | Inquirer News

Coal plant delay due to blackout

/ 01:44 AM April 22, 2015

DAVAO CITY—Aboitiz firm Therma South Inc. (TSI) has cited the April 5 blackout that plagued Mindanao as reason for the delay in the commissioning of Unit 2 of its coal-fired power plant in Barangay (village) Binugao in Toril district here.

The unit, with a capacity of 150 megawatts, would have been put online this month, but the power outage, which the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines attributed to a glitch in a switch in Agus in Lanao, damaged the facility’s boiler, TSI president and chief executive officer Benjie Cariaso Jr. said.

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“The disruption damaged the auxiliary components of its boiler,” Cariaso said.

“The damage will delay the commercial operation of Unit 2 by about 10 months,” he said, pointing out that repair work on the boiler could last that long. Judy Quiros, Inquirer Mindanao

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