VECO eyes rotational brownouts in Cebu

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 20 2014 05:08 PM | Updated as of May 21 2014 01:09 AM

CEBU - The Visayan Electric Company (VECO) is looking at implementing rotational brownouts in Cebu as power supply in the region continue to drop.

According to Theresa Sederiosa, VECO spokesperson, the company might implement one-hour brownouts after the Department of Energy (DOE) put the power supply in Visayas under red alert.

The company, however, assured that the rotational brownout will only be implemented in case of power supply deficiency, especially in Metro Cebu.

The website of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said Visayas has zero reserves and with peak demand of 1,569 megawatts, and a supply of 1,498 megawatts, there is going to be a deficiency of 71 megawatts.

VECO will suffer a power shortage of 36 megawatts, causing it to implement a load interruptible program wherein they will allow big consumers to use their generator sets.

The company also encouraged its consumers to limit electric use, especially during peak hours.

VECO, through its official Twitter account, announced the places that may experience rotational brownout.

These areas are as follows:

Cebu City - Calamba, Capitol Site, Sambag II, Sta. Cruz, Banilad, North Reclamation Area, Quiot, Poblacion Pardo, SRP, Punta Princesa, Kinasang-an Pardo, Ermita, Sto Ni?o, San Roque, Kalubihan, Parian, Tinago, Tejero, Kamagayan, T. Padilla, Lorega San Miguel, Talamban, San Jose, Bacayan, Pit-os, Pulangbato, Binaliw, Agsungot, Guba and other mountain barangays, Carreta, Hipodromo, Reclamation Area, Mabolo, Lorega San Miguel, Day-as, T. Padilla, San Antonio, Kamagayan, Parian, Ermita, Santo Ni?o, Kalubihan, Pahina Central, Kamagayan, San Antonio, Sambag I, Camputhaw, Capitol Site, Kalunasan, Sapangdaku, Kinasang-an Pardo, Basak Pardo, Basak San Nicolas, Mambaling, Punta Princesa, Toong, Duljo Fatima, Tisa, Buhisan, Guadalupe, Banawa, Labangon

Talisay City - Lawaan, Maghaway, Linao (Talisay City), Bulacao, Candulawan, San Isidro, Dumlog, Biasong, Tabunok, Tangke, Cansojong, Mohon, Pook

Mandaue City - Subangdaku, Tipolo, Canduman, Tawason, Cabancalan, Casuntingan

Minglanilla - Tungkop, Tunghaan, Cadulawan, Guindaruhan, Vito, Poblacion, Tiber, Calajoan, Lipata, Tubod, Cadulawan, Manduang, Cuanos, Campo 8, Lipata, Pakigne,Tiber, Poblacion, Tulay, Tungkop

City of Naga - Colon, Tuyan, Inayagan, Cantao-An, Cogon

Liloan - Tayud, Catarman, Yati, Poblacion, Jubay, Cotcot, Cabadiangan, Lataban, Sta. Cruz, San Roque, Tabla, Mulao

Consolacion - Pitogo, Cansaga, Poblacion, Tugbungan, Nangka -- With a report from June Perez, DZMM Correspondent