1-hour rotating blackouts in DLPC franchise today-A A +A
Friday, February 28, 2014
DUE to the present unstable power supply, Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC) was constrained to conduct emergency one-hour rotating brownouts in the areas where it is serving.
This, after the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) advised the electric distribution utility to implement manual load dropping due to insufficient power supply.
The implementation of the rotating brownouts is necessary to avoid total collapse of the Mindanao transmission grid which happens when the demand for power exceeds the available supply.
The entire franchise of Davao Light on Thursday experienced a total blackout after the NGCP, the transmission operator, experienced a power disturbance in its power transmission line. After three attempts starting 5:52 a.m., power in all Davao Light franchise was fully restored at 12:26 p.m.
The power firm said that it is doing its best efforts to mitigate the impact of the insufficient power supply by optimizing its embedded power sources; the standby diesel plant at Bajada and the Hedcor Sibulan and Talomo hydropower plants.
Davao Light apologized to its consumers for the inconvenience brought about by these power interruptions which are beyond its control.
For schedule of the one-hour power interruption, please refer to the following:
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 28, 2014.