Catanduanes co-op told to avoid outages

State-run National Electrification Administration advised First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative Inc. to take the necessary measures to reduce the possibility of power interruptions during the dry months when demand is high. 

Reynaldo Cuevas Jr., acting department manager of the NEA Management and Consultancy Service Office, said while no significant interruptions were reported so far, Ficelco should still “adopt strategies and measures to avert occurrence of interruptions.”

National Power Corp. deferred the deployment of Power Barge (PB) 106 to Catanduanes, which will supposedly augment and stabilize the power situation in the province.  

Napocor said there was no need to deploy the barge, citing that Sunwest Water and Electric Co. had fast-tracked the installation of 6-megawatt mobile diesel generator sets as part of an obligation to Fileco. Suweco plans to complete the work next month.

Napocor with Suweco’s diesel gensets, power supply will increase to 15.5 MW against the present power demand of 12.5 MW, or a reserve capacity of 1.58 MW.

Topics: National Electrification Administration , First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative Inc. , power interruptions
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