MEXICO--National Electrification Administration (NEA) chief Edita Bueno said Friday that electric power cooperatives and providers in the province and in the whole of Luzon have enough supply to weather the on-going dry spell brought about by the El Niño phenomenon.
Bueno, who graced the coffee table book launching of Pampanga Electric Cooperative (Pelco) 1, told Sun.Star Pampanga that electric coops here have more than the capability to supply the demand of electricity needed by consumers.
"Of course there were some plants that had to be repaired like those in Masinloc and Sual. This resulted to rotating brown-outs of about 30 minutes to one hour. Hopefully within this week they would be repaired and outages will be prevented," Bueno said.
"But even with El Niño, the situation is Luzon and here in Pampanga is good, compared to the situation in Mindanao where there is a shortage of supply of power because our hydro plants have low water level," she added.
Bueno said that electric power cooperatives and providers in Luzon and Visayas had managed to maintain the continuous supply of power to consumers.
"Hopefully, here in the region and Pampanga, no plants would conk out but so far, we are assured of enough supply of power," Bueno concluded.