|Engr. Julie M. Real|
LAGUINDINGAN, Misamis Oriental – (BEN BALCE/Golden Journal) - While other power utility companies’ continuously announcing new blackout schedules since last week, the areas serviced by the Misamis Oriental 1 Rural Electric Service Cooperative (MORESCO-1) will not experience any power interruption, official said Tuesday.
“Despite of the power shortage declared by the NGCP, still no blackouts or even rotating brownouts being experienced in Moresco-1 areas,” said Moresco-1 general manager Engr. Julie Real.
The power outages stretching from two to three hours were now ensued in Cagayan de Oro due to the continuing power shortage in Mindanao, according to NGCP.
Mindanao is currently experiencing substantial generation deficiency since February 27, this year which at present reached as high as 220MW causing the daily rotational blackout not only in its franchise area but the whole island of Mindanao.
“We have no blackouts because Moresco-1 has two megawatts modular generator set and we applied our ILP (Interruptible Load Program),” said Real.
MORESCO-1’s San Isidro substation located in Laguindingan,
Misamis Oriental. This 2MW modular generation set is acquired
through the National Electrification Administration (NEA).
Real said as an immediate measure, Moresco-1 implemented ILP where it partners with big load consumers with imbedded generators to temporarily and voluntarily operate on their own generators sets.
He said among its partners applied ILP are Asia Brewery Inc., W.L. Foods, Donau Carbon Plant, Northstar Asia Holding Corporation, Zest-o, and Universal Robina Corporation.
“MORESCO-1 is also urging its member-consumers to apply energy conservation,” said Real adding that member-consumers to use only electricity to what is vital and necessary.
Real said Moresco-1 also advised member-consumers to use electricity especially during peak hours, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, until the load curtailment is lifted.
“The whole franchise area will suffer and will be forced to shut down the available loads if the member-consumers failed to cooperate,” he said.
According to Real, thus, Moresco-1 is appealing for kind support and calling for action to conserve energy.