Published June 8, 2017, 10:01 PM By Freddie G. Lazaro
San Fernando City, La Union — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has reported that the power generation deficiency has caused the unscheduled power outages in the past two days in some areas in Regions 1 and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
On June 6, 2017, the manual load dropping affected some areas in the provinces of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur started at 7:12 p.m., but the power was restored at 10:36 p.m.
On June 7, 2017, the manual load dropping affected again some areas in Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, and Abra at 7 p.m.
“Actually, the restorations of power were not followed as scheduled as the electricity was restored at 9 p.m. or before 10 p.m.,” the NGCP said.
It said the three causes of the unscheduled power outage were generation deficiency of wind farms; power overloading as the peak demand for electricity is between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.; and the 15-day scheduled shutdown of the tower of the 230 Kilovolts (KV) lines 1 and 2 traversing San Esteban, Ilocos Sur to Laoag City.