BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Negros and Panay areas are now experiencing rotational power interruptions due to tripping of several power plants in Negros Oriental and Iloilo, according to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).
In order to maintain the integrity of the transmission grid, the NGCP in a statement it issued, said that the protection systems were activated and manual load dropping was implemented.
Among the power cooperatives affected by the power interruption are Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Northern Negros Electric Cooperative, Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative, as well as Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative I and II located in Negros Island.
The CENECO area of coverage was hit by power interruption as early as 5 a.m. yesterday
Meanwhile in Panay and Guimaras, power providers MORE POWER; ILECO I, II, and III; CAPELCO; ANTECO; AKELCO; and GUIMELCO were also affected.
NGCP added they are currently waiting for the restoration schedule from the generating plants.*