DOE denies Luzon grid on yellow power alert until June

The Department of Energy DOE on Monday refuted a media report that the Luzon island has been placed on the second highest alert until June due to insufficient power reserves.

A newspaper citing the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines NGCP had reported that a yellow alert was raised in Luzon after several power plants were affected by a series of quakes in Batangas.

The report warned that residents may suffer brownouts and spikes in their electric bills for the rest of summer.

DOE spokesperson Felix William Fuentebella, however, clarified that power supply in Luzon became stable on Sunday night after several power plants switched on again, including the Malaya 1, Ilijan, Sta. Rita and San Lorenzo plants.

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