Cusi nagturo sa brownout, NGCP rumesbak
Bumuwelta ang National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) kaugnay sa paninisi sa kompanya ni Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi sa nangyaring brownout sa Luzon at Metro Manila noong unang linggo ng Hunyo.
Giit ni NGCP spokesperson Cynthia Alabanza, wala umano silang magawa dahil kulang ang baseload supply.
“The power transmission operator has repeatedly clarified that ancillary services are not meant to replace baseload plants or for any long-term or continuous use. Instead, ancillary services are a stop-gap measure, dispatched only to stabilize and balance the grid in cases of power supply and demand imbalance. In times when supply is sufficient, it is meant to run only long enough to bridge the gap between the loss of supply event, and the time that replacement power can be scheduled by the Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines, Inc. (IEMOP), usually within the succeeding hour or two. It should not run for days, weeks, or months on end without violating the EPIRA and prevailing regulatory approvals,” ayon sa inilabas na pahayag ng NGCP.
Ayon kay Cusi sa pagdinig ng Senate committee on energy sa power shortage, kung may sapat lang umano backup power na tinatawag na ancillary service ang NGCP ay hindi mangyayari ang tatlong araw na power interruption.
“Kung nandun ba `yong reserve, naging firm, are we here to be discussing that problem of May 31 and June 1? Wala siguro, dahil meron po tayong enough capacity,” ani Cusi.
Pero ayon sa NGCP ang paglipat sa firm contracting ay hindi sagot sa kakapusan sa suplay ng kuryente.
“We get our power to support AS from the same pool of generators, many of which went on unscheduled shutdowns, and whose current collective output is not enough to meet consumer demand. Signing a firm contract will not make a large capacity power plant magically appear with the stroke of a pen. The only thing that changes is the charging mechanism,” paliwanag pa ng NGCP. (Dindo Matining)