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Power transmission
back to normal


After its interruption due to a trip at a power plant in Leyte Tuesday, the electricity supply from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines to clients in the Visayas region normalized yesterday.

Elmer Cruz of the NGCP Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for the Visayas said the 97-megawatt power deficit forced the company to enforce manual load shedding in the region on separate occasions to ensure a stable supply of electricity.

Customers of the Negros sub-grid experienced partial outage at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday after NGCP implemented a 20MW manual load curtailment. Brownout also hit residents connected to the Visayas grid at 12:58 p.m. because of the 81.4 MW load shedding. Power was fully restored at 2:24 p.m. in Panay, 2:31 p.m. Negros, 2:33 p.m. in Cebu, 2:20 p.m. Bohol and 2:54 p.m. for the Leyte/Samar connection, Cruz said.

He said the NGCP’s role is to balance the supply and demand for a stable power grid, especially in times of generation deficit, so it is forced to implement a manual load shedding among client power distributors, like the electric cooperatives.*JFP

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