There are no political reasons behind the projected thinning of power reserves during the week of election next year, and no power interruption is expected during the period.
Energy Undersecretary Felix William Fuentebella clarified that it is the power reserves that are thinning, not the power supply.
The power supply is projected to be above the yellow alert level, which means no power interruption is expected this election week, he said.
“The Department of Energy stated in the previous fora that there is a thinning of reserves for the Election Day and thereafter,” he said. “May mga political na scenarios na tinitingnan dito? Wala po,” he added.
“We are coordinating closely and monitoring the situation. We have to make sure we maintain this or improve this. And how do we do that? Through proper coordination and preparation,” Fuentebella said.
He said that three years ago, DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi issued a department circular to secure power supply for elections.