DAVAO CITY – The Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) announced Friday that it will be implementing rotational brownouts with a maximum duration of two hours as they “face a tight power supply situation”.

This is due to the scheduled preventive maintenance of the Steag State Power Inc.’s coal-fired power plant on February 19 to March 16, as advised by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, DLPC said.

The rotating power outage is scheduled starting February 21 to March 2.

Power interruptions will start anytime between 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Rossano Luga, corporate communications officer, said  Davao Light “will optimize on the generating facilities with power supply agreements namely Hedcor Inc.’s Sibulan and Talomo Hydroelectric power plants, and Therma Marine Inc. in order to mitigate the impact of the tight power situation.”

“The electric distribution utility will also run its embedded standby power plant in Bajada,” Luga said.

It said it will also activate the Interruptible Load Program (ILP) “if need be especially during the peak demand periods”. (davaotoday.com)

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