No more blackouts in Pagadian PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 March 2014 11:04

PAGADIAN CITY — The Zamboanga del Sur Electric Cooperative-1 (Zamsureco-1) has lifted Friday the implementation of the six-hour rotational blackout daily here.

Zamsureco-1 information officer Liberal Cabatcha made the announcement Friday citing the cooperative is now receiving a complete supply of power from its suppliers.

“The electric cooperative is very happy to inform the electric consuming public that the power load of 34 megawatts (MW) needed for Zamboanga del Sur are already available as of today after the normalization of operations of the power generation and of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines,” Cabatcha said.

Cabatcha said Zamsureco-1 is being supplied by three power generation plants — Mapalad Power Corporation, 5-MW; Therma Marine Incorporated, 5-MW and National Power Corporation (Napocor), 24-MW.

Earlier, Cabatcha said they incurred at least P1 million daily losses due to the implementation of a six-hour rotational blackout.

The Pagadian City-Zamboanga del Sur Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Incorporated headed by Mercedes Lourdes Quisumbing also said the rotational blackout greatly affects the business community.

The Zamsureco-1 serves 69,857 member-consumers in this city and in 24 municipalities of Zamboanga del Sur.