No blackout on Monday elections — Zamcelco PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 May 2016 14:39

Zamboanga City is assured of power outage-free during Monday’s elections.

This after the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) approved on Saturday the request of Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) for its 16-megawatt modular generator sets to be connected to the Mindanaogrid.

Omar Sahi, Zamcelco board president, said Zamcelco engineers have already tested one of the gen sets that fed one megawatt into the grid.

“Finally we are free to connect our generators to the grid anytime,” Sahi said.

At present, Sahi said, the cooperative has enough supply of power from the following power suppliers like PSALM which is providing 20 megawatts, Therma Marine Inc. that gives 20, Western Mindanao Power Corporation 46 megawatts and from Mapalad which allocates 12.

“Sobra bastante ara el diamun supply de coriente que ta llega ya ma 99 megawatts. El ciudad necesita lang man 97 megawatts,” Sahi said.

He said Monday which is a holiday, big loaders such as sardines companies will not be operating their plants thus, Zamcelco’s power supply will be stable.

“El desgracia lang si tiene quien ay hace destrosa maga linya igual maga bandido ay palta gayot kita coriente,” Sahi said. —  KS