Rotational brownouts loom on Monday as Luzon power woes persist


Posted at Apr 15 2019 09:43 AM | Updated as of Apr 15 2019 03:18 PM

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MANILA -- Rotational brownouts could affect some areas in Luzon on Monday due to insufficient electricity reserves, power distributor Meralco said.

The Luzon grid was placed on yellow alert, the second highest warning, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. It will be on red alert, the highest warning, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the National Grid Corp said in an advisory.

Brownouts may be implemented in the following areas from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday:

  • Parts of Bataan
  • Parts of Isabela
  • Entire province of Quirino
  • Parts of Quezon
  • Parts of Camarines Sur 
  • Parts of Metro Manila

The brownouts may be canceled if the system condition improves, the NGCP said in an advisory.

Electricity demand on Monday is projected to peak at 10,619 megawatts compared to available capacity of 10,669 megawatts, the NGCP said.