Rotational brownouts back in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/17 May) –Electric consumers here will again experience daily rotational brownouts lasting three to four hours after enjoying an uninterrupted power service in the past few days due to the holding of the national midterm and local elections.

Sherwin Mañada, National Electrification Administration project supervisor, said Friday they have received a notice of power curtailment from the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP).

Mañada is also the acting general manager of the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco).

“The NGCP today advised Zamcelco that the Mindanao grid is on red alert from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. due to zero contingency reserve caused by generation deficiency,” Mañada said in an advisory.

Zamcelco will again impose three to four hours outage per feeder starting at 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Mañada said.

Zamcelco has 24 electric feeders servicing at least 150,000 consumers in this city.

All electric feeders will have twice a day frequency of power outage, according to the power interruption schedule prepared by Zamcelco.

“This schedule, however, is subject to change by the NGCP without prior notice depending on the supply and demand,” he said. (MindaNews)