CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY An energy stakeholder in Mindanao was preparing an uninterrupted transmission of electricity during elections weeks as if there is a typhoon coming or an impending disaster.
Cynthia Alabanza, NGCP communications officer, said the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines was making the preparation to ensure that timely and uninterrupted transmission of adequate electricity during election weeks in May this year.
In a statement released Saturday, the NGCP, however, could not guarantee electricity from the power generation and distribution sectors on the week prior to, on and days after the May 16 election.
Like in a disaster or typhoon, we dont know how it will affect the grid, Alabanza said.
She said the NGCP is currently having an inventory of all its resources, facilities and people to make sure that if something will happen [on election day] we can immediately restore power.
According to Alabanza, NGCP alone cannot guarantee that there would be no brownout in Mindanao or any part of the country during the election day.
Alabanza said that there is a need for the power generation and supply sectors to work together under the Department of Energy to make sure that brownouts are minimized during election days.
Without the cooperation of the other members of the Energy Family, NGCPs preparation would be nothing, she added.
Alabanza also belied insinuations that NGCP was holding the supply of electricity in order to create an artificial power supply shortage.
Economically, technically, and financially, the allegation does not make sense at all. The less NGCP transmit power supplies, the less it would earn, Alabanza said. (PNA)