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PIA Press Release
2010/03/05

Power utility firm urges power conservation

by RG Alama

Davao City (5 March) -- Davao Light and Power Company is urging its power consumers to lessen the use of power during peak hours (10 am to 12 noon and 6 pm to 9pm) as a means to ease the supply burden amidst a worsening power shortage in Mindanao.

The utility firm is facing shortfalls in the supply of electricity due to El Niņo which has affected the island's main hydropower plants. Out of the current 255 megawatts demand per day in areas serviced by DLPC, there is a deficiency of 96 MW from the load supplied by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines.

Luckily the City is experiencing one hour rotational brownouts as compared to the 4-8 hour brownouts in other areas due to its additional power sources like the 40-MW Bajada Diesel plant, the 13-MW from the initial operations of its Sibulan Hydro-power plant and the 4-MW Mintal hydro-power plant both of which are operated by sister company Hedcor.

Davao Light is exhorting their consumers to encourage their families, friends and relatives to lessen the use of power during peak hours which is a way of contributing to the conservation of energy. Likewise the firm has released its daily estimated schedule of rotational brownouts through media outlets and on its website (www.dalight.com) for the information of its customers.

However the exact time when the outage will begin cannot be determined because it will depend on the level of curtailment imposed by NGCP at any given time of the day and the variability of the load of Davao Light relative to time of the day.

Meanwhile DLPC will be implementing its interruptible load program soon with 23 big firms committing to de-load from Davao Light during peak hours and use their own power generators instead. Conservative estimated load of 10 Megawatts is expected to be saved from the program; 10-MW is equivalent to power regularly consumed by 10,000 customers. (PIA XI) [top]

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