Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Power supply in Zambosur back to normal

PAGADIAN CITY: The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has lifted its power curtailment here, a new press release said.

To recall, NGCP implemented last week in selected areas in Mindanao to maintain equilibrium in power supply capacity in the island.

Liberal Cabatcha, Zamsureco-1 information officer said the power curtailment measure has been lifted last Friday, Nov. 29.

Zamsureco-1 was among the electric cooperatives that were affected by NGCP’s three-hour power curtailment measure, Cabatcha said.

The NGCP lifted the measure, said Cabatcha, since supply capacity has returned to normal following the improvement of the water levels in Lake Lanao and Pulangi River--water sources of NGCP’s hydroelectric power plants.

It was learned that the water level in Lake Lanao and Pulangi River has improved due to the continuous rains set off by tropical storm Queenie that recently hit the country.

Cabatcha added that since the curtailment moves of the NGCP, Zamsureco-1’s power generation shortage also fell at 70 percent that they were having difficulty serving their almost 70,000 connections in this city and 24 municipalities of Zambossur.

It was also learned that a unit of the Steag coal-fired power plant in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental and the diesel-fired Therma Marine Inc. in Iligan City also broke down simultaneously with the curtailment but were declared all right when the power reduction was then lifted.