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CAGELCO I braces for summer power shortage

Philippine Information Agency
28 Feb 2020, 16:38 GMT+10

SOLANA, Cagayan, Feb. 28 (PIA) - - The Cagayan Electric Cooperative I (CAGELCO I) is now preparing its contingency measures to address possible power shortage on summer season.

General Manager Tito R. Lingan said though the Department of Energy (DOE) announced optimism that there will be enough power supply during the summer season, it is better to plan out possible measures in case there will be power interruption.

"We have to prepare because we experience series of power interruptions during summer because the power supply demand is expected to increase again," Lingan said.

One of the measures that they will be effecting is the implementation of the interruptible load dropping in which they will shut down power lines of malls rather than interrupting lines to the residential consumers.

"Since the malls have their own power generators, they can still continue with their operations so they might be the priority for the manual load dropping in case we really need to implement it. But if we have enough supply, no one will be affected," Lingan said.

Lingan also added that they will further discuss with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) the smooth implementation of the manual load dropping and automatic load dropping for a well-coordinated and well-informed power interruption.

On the other hand, Engr. Lingan, who was also designated as acting project supervisor and acting general manager of Kalinga Electric Cooperative (KAELCO) aside from his regular duty as the head of CAGELO I, assured consumers of both distribution utilities of a better and continued power services.

While he is thankful of his additional task, he is challenged to further improve the power distribution services of KAELCO. (MDCT/OTB/PIA 2-Cagayan)

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