Luzon, Visayas grids placed under yellow alert

(Eagle News) — The Luzon and Visayas grids were placed under yellow alert on Wednesday, April 17.

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said the Luzon grid is under the alert from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The alert is hoisted over the Visayas grid from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

A yellow alert means the operating margin is insufficient to meet the transmission grid’s contingency requirement.

According to the NGCP, in Luzon, 18 power plants are on forced outage, while three others are running on “derated capacities,” for a total of 1969.3 MW “unavailable to the grid.”

The available capacity on the island is at 13,607 MW, with pead demand pegged at 12,874 MW.

In the Visayas, 13 powerplants are on forced outage, while five others are running on derated capacities.

This means that a total of 698 MW is unavailable to the grid, the NGCP said.

Available capacity in the Visayas is pegged at 2,713 MW, with peak demand at 2,523 MW.

Earlier, President Bongbong Marcos called on government agencies to set the standard for energy conservation amid the power supply issues.