Luzon grid now back to normal, says NGCP

Luzon grid now back to normal, says NGCP

The supply situation of the three main grids is now stable, according to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

As of 10:30 am, the available capacity for the Luzon grid is at 9, 705 MW, with peak demand estimated to be at 8, 542 MW. This leaves more than 1, 100 MW of reserve capacity for the region.

Reports from industry players said that the power plants previously on shutdown are now back online, including the 647-megawatt (MW) Sual coal-fired power plant unit 2 and the 360-MW Kalayaan units 3 and 4.

The 300-MW Calaca coal-fired power plant unit 2 and the 280-MW Malaya Thermal Power Plant (MTPP) unit 2 are also expected to supply power to the grid again within the day.

The Department of Energy (DOE) said it is still monitoring the power situation in all the grids as several power plants resume its operation.

The DOE is said it is partnering with the NGCP and power generators to watch the status of the plants that are still not operational. These include the 302-MW GN coal-fired power plant unit 1, the 382-MW Pagbilao coal-fired power plant unit 2, the 180-MW MTPP unit 1, and the South Luzon Therma Energy Corporation’s units 1 and 2, which produces a combined capacity of 245 MW.

Only the 180-MW Kalayaan unit 2 and the 250-MW Sta. Rita Natural Gas Power Plant unit 2 are on planned maintenance shutdown.