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Outages imminent by July, says Malacañang

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Outages imminent by July, says Malacañang

The government announced yesterday an imminent power supply shortage next month even as the private power grid operator, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) claims to have sufficient power to keep Luzon lighted. Malacañang admitted yesterday what appears to be an imminent power shortage that would start affecting Luzon in July.

Deputy presidential spokesman Abigail Valte said President Aquino had instructed the Department of Energy to meet with the NGCP and dominant electricity distributor, Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), to thresh out contingency measures aimed at preventing brownouts from affecting Luzon in the coming weeks.

Valte explained that the government is actually instituting measures that would cushion the power shortage which will likely happen when power plants getting fuel supplies from the Malampaya natural gas facility and some other Luzon power plants are shut off for maintenance..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/headlines/item/654-outages-imminent-by-july-says-malaca%C3%B1ang

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