Amid power supply issues, PBBM calls on gov’t agencies to set standard in energy conservation

Public also urged to adopt energy-efficient practices

(Eagle News) — President Bongbong Marcos on Wednesday, April 17, called on government agencies to set the standard in conserving energy while also urging the public to adopt energy-efficient practices.

The President made the statement after the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines announced that the Luzon and Visayas power grids were placed under red and yellow alerts the day before.

According to the NGCP, the red alert was up over Luzon’s grid from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A yellow alert was hoisted from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The same yellow alert was in place over the Visayas grid from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A red alert is issued when power supply is insufficient to meet consumer demand and the transmission grid’s regulating requirement.

Meanwhile, a yellow alert is issued when the operating margin is insufficient to meet the transmission grid’s contingency requirement.

According to the President, he has instructed the Department of Energy (DEO) to also closely monitor and coordinate with all stakeholders to address the power supply situation.

“At this time, it is crucial that we all work together to ensure a stable power supply for the next couple of days. Let’s adopt energy-efficient practices and stand together to overcome this challenge,” President Marcos said.