PH has “more than enough” power supply -DOE

Luzon faces thin power supply amid Malampaya shutdown

The Philippines’ energy supply is “more than enough” amid the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) that has been implemented in several regions nationwide for the third time, according to the Department of Energy (DOE).

The DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi said the country’s power reserve is at 30 percent average due to decrease in consumption.

“In Luzon, we have a 29 percent reserve. In Mindanao, 42 percent, and in Visayas something like 32 percent,” Cusi was quoted in a report.

The energy department was not affected by the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as they were “prepared,” Cusi added.

“We made sure that all generation plants, all the industry players are on the ball,” Cusi said.

Meanwhile, the post-ECQ measures are already being prepared to ensure that the country has enough power supply even after the pandemic.