The Department of Energy (DOE) does not foresee rotational brownouts during the dry season as long as there will be no further shutdown of power plants that could substantially impact the Luzon grid.
The current power supply can cater to the peak demand of 11,841 megawatts (MW), which is expected mid-May, even if seven power generation companies are offline from April to June, DOE Assistant Secretary Redentor Delola said.
Firms that have been on outage since last month are Asia Pacific Energy Corporation, Caliraya-Botocan-Kalayaan Power Company Ltd, Luzon Hydro Corporation, First Gas Power Corporation, GN Power Mariveles Center Ltd. Co., Petron Corp., and Sem Calaca Power Corporation.
Some of the outage will extend until July and August.
Delola previously said the DOE is already looking into shutdowns that are caused by scheduled maintenance and technical glitches, among others.