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THE National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) placed the Luzon grid on red alert today, and implemented Manual Load Dropping (MLD) or rotational brownouts in some areas in order to maintain the integrity of the power system.

Some of these areas include:

  • INEC (parts of Ilocos Norte)
  • LUELCO (parts of La Union)
  • ZAMECO I and ZAMECO II (parts of Zambales)
  • QUEZELCO I (parts of Quezon)
  • CANORECO (parts of Camarines Norte)
  • APEC (parts of Albay)
  • MERALCO (parts of Metro Manila)

As of 4:07 p.m., the red alert for the Luzon grid has been lifted already but went on yellow alert from 7 p.m. up to 10 p.m.

Meralco, in a statement, said they will “continue to work with the rest of the energy sector as we closely monitor the power supply situation. We have also made the necessary preparations, including the possible resumption of the Interruptible Load Program or ILP though we understand certain limitations given that many of our customers are on reduced operations.”

On the distribution side, Meralco assures its customers that “as long as supply is adequate then there will be no issue in so far as our system capability is concerned.”

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