THE Davao Light and Power Company, admitted Tuesday afternoon that there is not enough power for Davao City and its environs.

A load curtailment imposed by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), following the non-availability of generating units, power plant shutdown, and plants undergoing preventive maintenance, has affected the supply of the city.

DLPC vice president for engineering Rodger Velasco said the load curtailment imposed for Davao City was at 670 megawatts.

Based on official data, the Bajada Power Plant of DLPC can only carry up to 53 megawatts for short durations and up to 40 megawatts for continuous load. The Bajada Power Plant, which is usually used only during power outages from the Mindanao Grid, has been running the past two weeks already.

The situation is expected to last until the end of February or until the power generating plants of NGCP are up and running again. (CPM/Sunnex)