Power supply must be uninterrupted amidst COVID outbreak, Cusi says

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has ensured, together with the industry stakeholders, that the National Capital Region (NCR) will have sufficient and uninterrupted power supply during the month-long community quarantine.

“Electric power services must remain uninterrupted. We are working closely with the members of the power sector for their respective work plans and strategies to ensure the availability of power supply, particularly in vital installations such as hospitals. At the same time, we need to ensure that power sector personnel are compliant with the directives of the DOH in order to arrest the COVID 19 situation,” energy secretary Alfonso Cusi was quoted in a statement.

Agencies cooperating with the DOE are: the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), and the Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines, Inc. (IEMOP), which were all ordered to submit their respective Business Continuity Plans (BCP) to outline their strategies in ensuring power supply availability in the country, most especially in the NCR.

IEMOP already submitted its BCP, assuring that they will continue their operations.

The same applied with NGCP, which implemented contingency measures to ensure there will be no interruptions in the power transmission services in the country.

DOE cited that there will be needed information in the following channels:  DOE Website: (www.doe.gov.ph); DOE FB page: (www.facebook.com/doe.gov.ph); and the  DOE PH Viber Community: Department of Energy PH.




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