ZAMBOANGA CITY -– The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced that this city will have a nine-hour brownout Wednesday.
Elizabeth Ladaga, NGCP regional public affairs officer, said the scheduled brownout is to facilitate the annual preventive maintenance of NGCP’s 100-MVA power transformer and its associated high voltage equipment at Pitogo substation.
Ladaga said the preventive maintenance requires the shutdown of the Pitogo-Tulungatung and Pitogo-San Jose 69 kilovolt (KV) lines.
Ladaga said power will be shut down from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., which will affect parts of Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) franchise area.
Omar Sahi, Zamcelco president, said over the phone Tuesday the areas that will be affected by the nine-hour power shutdown are those in the western part of this city.
According to Sahi, several big consumers of Zamcelco will be affected since the more than 10 canning factories are located in the west coast of this city.
However, Sahi said power will be restored once the maintenance works will be completed without necessarily following the nine-hour schedule.
Ladaga said some areas under the Cabatangan and Camanchile substations of Zamcelco being served by Pitogo-Tumaga 69-KV line will experience brief interruption during the start and completion of the maintenance works to facilitate the transfer of load from Pitogo substation to Zamboanga substation.