Zamcelco loses 18mw from Mapalad Print
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 15:30

By RG Antonet Go

The Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco)  lost 18MW from power supplier Mapalad after its contract with the latter expired last month.

Ferdie Rodriguez, Zamcelco Information Officer, said that the contract expired last March 31.

“We still have enough because el diatun demand is at 110mw.  Hende kita falta.  That’s an assurance from the cooperative,”  Rodriguez said.

He assured power consumers about sufficient electricity supply and said that the possiblity of power outages are unlikely.

The following is a list of generation companies and their corresponding supply to Zamcelco:  PSALM, 25 megawatts (mw); WMPC, 50 mw; San Miguel Power Corporation, 35mw; TMI, 18mw; and Infinity, 8mw.

Presently, the supply of 136 megawatts is enough to fill Zamcelco’s power demand of 110 megawatts for the City of Zamboanga.

Rodriguez, however, asks consumers to practice energy conservation this summer because PSALM gives a lower supply to Zamcelco during the summer months.

The contract of another generation company, TMI, is also expected to expire this April.  (RGAAGo)