Zamcelco: ILP has no impact on power crisis PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 June 2015 08:59

The Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) has admitted that the recently implemented Interruptible Load Program or (ILP) does not impact the whole City of Zamboanga but only certain feeders.

“El impact de ese for a certain feeder lang kay ese company located na different feeders. Hinde todo ta beneficia poreso ta precura kita estudya kilaya man rotate, man distribute, conel otro feeders,” said Zamcelco ILP in charge Engr. Remuel P. Aca-ac said referring to the excess power.

At present, there are only five companies joining the ILP. They are: Phil. Int’l Dev’t Inc. PHIDCO, Mega Fishing Corp, Ayala Sea Foods Corp., Century Pacific Food and Permex Producer and Exporter Corp. All of these big companies sum to less than 3 MW if they deload from the grid.

Of these five, Permex Producer and Exporter Corp. temporarily stopped participating in the ILP because they still have to replace their current transformer. This leaves only four ILP participants bringing down to 2 MW their contribution when they deload from the grid.

In the ILP, these big companies will use their respective generator sets for a certain number of hours which is being monitored by a smart meter, in return, they will be compensated by the electric cooperative.

According to Aca-ac, usually, these ILP participants use their generator sets during peak hours which is from 6pm to 10pm where the Zamcelco has the demand of 90 MW during peak hour.

When these ILP participants use their generators the excess power is being distributed to one of the 25 feeders the city has which has the same demand.

ILP is seen as only the temporary solution to just mitigate the problem of power deficiency the city is experiencing. At present, the city is experiencing more or less six to eight hour rotational brownout everyday. — R.G. A A. Go