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NGCP to place Luzon grid on yellow alert Sunday night

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) will raise the alert of the Luzon grid to yellow status from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Sunday due to power supply deficiency.

NGCP said the Luzon grid will be on yellow alert due to “lower level operating reserves brought about by insufficient power supply from generating plants”.

As of 9:00 a.m., the available capacity stood at 8,324 megawatts (MW), while the demand is projected to peak at 7,528 MW.

The Department of Energy (DOE) earlier said that the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) will look into the recurring yellow and red alert statuses in the Luzon grid from Monday to Friday.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has specifically requested the ERC to investigate “whether or not there is the existence of anti-competitive behavior by the industry players.” (PNA)

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