WMPC averts prolonged blackout in ZC PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 September 2015 15:01

The Western Mindanao Power Corporation (WMPC), sister company of San Ramon Power Incorporated (SRPI) averted what could have been a prolonged blackout in Zamboanga City after the line of the National Grid Corporation Philippines (NGCP) tripped off Thursday morning.

WMPC Plant Manager, Jose Mari Torrejon revealed that the NGCP line tripped off at 9:34 am. The WMPC immediately went on Island Mode and started loading the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) feeders at 10:43 am.

Island mode is when a power generator conducts isolated operation and they did not connect in other source in Mindanao.

Torrejon explained that Agus 5 to Aurora is currently under maintenance before the tripoff happened. The power supply the city is getting currently came from Abaga Sub Station before the incident happened.

The NGCP is currently checking on their lines to check what really cause the tripping.

This proves that WMPC is always ready to respond and supply power in times of need especially in Mindanao.

Torrejon stressed they are giving priority to Zamcelco because they are operating in Zamboanga City and this is part of their social responsibility to provide power to Zamboangueños.

WMPC operates a diesel plant has the capacity of 100MW and supplying power to Zamboanga Peninsula and Mindanao. — R.G. A A. Go