Luzon grid under yellow alert as power plants trip

MANILA The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) placed the Luzon grid under yellow alert from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday.

"Luzon grid is on yellow alert due to the unexpected shutdown and limited generation of some power plants, and high power demand," the NGCP said in a text message to reporters.

According to the Department of Energy (DOE), a "yellow alert" is a condition that could plunge the grid into brownouts if the system would not be very quick in its response. It means the reserve power is low.

The NGCP said the available capacity is 11,387 megawatts (MW), while the peak demand is 10,532 MW. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency