THE Department of Energy (DOE) assured the public that the May 9 elections will proceed brownout-free.
The assurance was given by DOE-Electric Power Industry Management Bureau Director Mario Marasigan, who said that since May 2, the DOE has been regularly monitoring the situation of energy supply in the country to ensure that supply will be stable.
“So far we’re not seeing problems or potential problems when it comes to electricity service, especially on the elections,,” explains Marasigan.
He said that they have already coordinated with the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP), power generation companies, and distribution utilities in order to focus on the situation.
Last Friday, the demand for power supply in the country reached 14,000 megawatts which is higher than the demand of 11,500 MW.
It was also learned from Marasigan that the DOE Energy Task Force on Election have already formed a security group with assistance from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, and Philippine Coast Guard to be able to guard the security of power facilities that the Comelec identified to be in possible danger zones.