NGCP warns of thin supplies during summer season, appeals for efficient energy use

Power transmission operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) warned of a thin power supply this summer due to higher demand in the new normal and highlights the need for policies to support demand side management to ensure adequate power during the upcoming presidential elections in May.

The Department of Energy (DOE) forecasted a total peak demand of 12,387 MegaWatts (MW) for Luzon to occur in the last week of May, a 747MW increase from the actual 2021 peak load of 11,640MW which occurred on May 28, 2021.

For Visayas, the peak demand occurred in December, mainly due to the activity brought about by the holiday season, while in Mindanao, the peak demand occurred in August. (PR)