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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

50MW added as TMI operates power barge

WORK on one engine of the AboitizPower’s Therma Marine Inc. (TMI) mobile one in Maco, Compostela Valley, a 100-megawatt(MW) power barge, has been completed adding 50MW power supply to the Mindanao grid.

"Two mobiles of TMI in Maco, Compostela Valley and Nasipit, Agusan del Norte is currently on full capacity of 200MW delivering power supply to over 20 electric cooperatives and distribution utilities in Mindanao," Wilfredo Rodolfo III, AboitizPower corporate communications manager said in a text message.

The second mobile of TMI in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte is an identical power barge of TMI mobile one in Maco, Compostela Valley.

It was reported that the one engine of TMI mobile one underwent extended Preventive Maintenance Shutdown (PMS) last Monday.

A total of 23 electric cooperatives and distribution utilities had signed up a contract with TMI including Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) with 30MW.

Meanwhile, DLPC cuts down the implementation of power interruption within its franchises from 1.5 hour last Monday to 30 minutes to one hour Wednesday.

In a separate announcement DLPC told its consumers that "in order to facilitate the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines' (NGCPs) annual preventive maintenance servicing on its Davao transformer unit, it will conduct two 15-minute power interruptions affecting customers in the southern part of its franchise.

"This will affect Davao Light's Toril, Dumoy and Puan substations," Rossano Luga, Corporate Communications Officer said.

He added that to avoid longer duration of service disruptions, loads from the affected substations will be temporarily transferred to nearby lines on December 13, Sunday, from 12:01 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.

Normalization or return of loads back to its normal set-up will be from 4:30 a.m. to 4:45 a.m. on December 14, Monday.

Customers affected by these short power interruptions are those in the entire areas of Ulas, Talomo, Puan, Dumoy and Toril Proper.

"We apologize for the inconvenience of these scheduled power interruptions. But it will exert all efforts to restore electric service as scheduled or earlier. However, there may be instances where restoration may extend beyond the schedule due to unavoidable circumstances," Luga said.
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