Grid operator National Grid Corp. of the Philippines announced Monday that parts of Baguio City, Benguet, Pampanga, Quezon and Metro Manila might experience power blackout from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on forced outage of several power plants.
NGCP said it would implement manual load dropping “to maintain the integrity of the power system.”
“Seven power plants are on forced outage, while three others are running on derated capacities, for a total of 3,627 MW lost from the grid,” NGCP said.
Affected are consumers in the franchise area of Benguet Electric Cooperative, Pampanga Rural Electric Service Cooperative and Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative, Quezon 1 Electric Cooperative and Manila Electric Co.
“Schedule may be canceled if system condition improves, such as if actual demand falls below projections. NGCP encourages everyone to exercise prudence in using electricity,” the company said.