Power retailer Manila Electric Co. and Robinsons Land Corp. teamed up to boost available standby supply through the government’s Interruptible Load Program.
The two companies signed a deal for the ILP enrollment of 10 Robinsons malls, which have a total committed capacity of 31 megawatts that can potentially spare around 124,000 households and small businesses from the inconvenience of unplanned power interruptions.
“We continue to enjoin our large load customers to participate in ILP so that, in the eventuality of a crisis, we have the contingencies in place to prevent brownouts. Fortunately, the projections on the dips in power supply did not affect much of our customers, as we always find ways and means to anticipate our customers’ needs,” Meralco chief commercial officer Ferdinand Geluz said in a statement.
The ILP is a demand-side management program led by the Department of Energy and Energy Regulatory Commission where malls are asked to temporarily de-load from the grid and use their generator sets when supply deficiency and power interruptions are imminent.