Palace working with Congress to ensure stable power supply next year
"We will continue working with Congress in providing an appropriate response and a satisfactory solution: stable and reliable supply at rates that are reasonable and not excessive or abusive," he added.
According to Secretary Coloma, the Department of Energy (DOE) has said that even if there is no actual power shortage in the summer of 2015, reserves will likely be thin.
Should there be unexpected breakdowns or unscheduled maintenance of electric power plants, the thin reserves could be depleted and result in rotational brownouts, he explained.
The House of Representatives is currently discussing the proposed joint congressional resolution to grant the President emergency powers to address the projected electricity shortage next year.