Monday, December 14, 2015

NGCP denies hand on power outage in Oro

CAGAYAN de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno congratulates the winners 
of the ‘Search for Outstanding Indigenous People Leaders.
CAGAYAN de Oro City (GOLDEN JOURNAL/BEN BALCE) - The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Friday denied any knowledge of the “rotating brownouts” in this trading hub of Northern Mindanao.

Local businessmen and residents in Cagayan De Oro City have complained of the three-to-four hours of rotating power outage imposed by the local power energy distributor Cagayan De Oro Power and Light Company (CEPALCO) here.

CEPALCO officials explained that the power allocated for distribution to electricity subscribers here was less than the daily allocation of 150 megawatts.

The NGCP, a private company tasked to transmit power and electricity to various power distributors in Mindanao, has denied any knowledge of allocated power to the local power distributors.

Beth Ladaga of the NGCP’s Corporate Affairs in Mindanao, said that the NGCP is not privy to the amount of power allocated to the local power distributors.

“The NGCP only transmits the power allocated to the power distributors in Mindanao. We have no knowledge how much power is allocated, although we know that the allocation varies on a daily basis,” Ladaga said.

She said that the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) and the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) determine the amount of power allocations to the power distributors, which is transmitted through the power grid maintained by the NGCP. 

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