FirstGen reports unit damage on Sta. Rita Plant

FirstGen reports unit damage on Sta Rita Plant

Following the maintenance shutdowns of Therma South Inc. and Energy Development Corporation’s power plants, First Gen Corporation’s 1,000-megawatt Sta Rita Unit 20’s main generator transformer of its had occurred a fault while under maintenance.

First Gen recently disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange that the unit was under maintenance outage from July 23 to August 26.

Investigation is ongoing to confirm the condition of the transformer. If necessary, FGPC can immediately deploy its spare main generator transformer which is stored at the Sta. Rita power plant site,” it said.

Two companies announced that their respective power plants will under maintenance outage earlier this week.

Therma South announced that their 150 megawatt unit of the 300 MW Davao baseload power plant will undergo a 17 – day maintenance outage this August.

The maintenance began on Sunday and is expected to be completed by September 7.

“This maintenance activity is necessary to review unit 1 and to implement some corrective measures as needed which should be similar in nature to the coverage of work done in the recently planned outage of unit 2 from June 18 to July 13,” said Therma South president and chief operating offer Sebastian Lacson.

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