DOE ensures sufficient energy supply during El Niño season

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has guaranteed that the country has enough energy supply to last during the El Niño season which is expected to last until May.

In a report by the Philippine News Agency, DOE Undersecretary Felix William Fuentebella stated that the power situation should not be a cause for concern as the government agency foresees no issues with the power supply in the following months.

Fuentebella also claimed that the DOE is keeping a close watch on the major projects of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) to ensure completion of said projects by the first quarter of this year, following President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s directive to secure energy supply for the El Niño and the summer season.

The DOE Undersecretary reported on the stability of the power supply to the Task Force El Niño during the task force’s regular meeting which was held in compliance with President Marcos’ executive order to put together a disaster preparedness and rehabilitation plan for El Niño and La Niña.

The task force is chaired by Secretary of National Defense Gilberto Teodoro, Jr. with Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Renato Solidum as co-chairperson.