05 Aug Fix Two Agus Plants To Resume Operation But Needing P400M
“Kanang power generators sa Agus 6 ug Agus 7 dili gyud na makabalik pag-andar kon dili kana pundohan sa gobyerno,” said Taal.
According to Engr. Dennis Taal who is the chief control officer of the National Grid Corporation Iligan-Cagayan de Oro Control Center, the power generators of Agus 6 and Agus 7 won’t operate again not until the government will provide fund to fix them. With the amount of P400M.
An amount of P400M is needed to fix the said generation units of two Agus hydroelectric plants in Lanao del Norte that were hung up at the time when Steag State Power Inc. decelerated on its generating capacity because of their scheduled maintencance works.
Due to the situation, NGCP heightened the alert level to “red” which means that power distributors in Mindanao should implement rotational blackouts strictly so that the system in NGCP won’t entirely collapse, as added by Taal. And with the Cagayan de Oro rotating brownout schedules, we are left with no choice.
Note that Iligan is not experiencing scheduled power outages, just for today from 12 noon to 2 pm to facilitate the resetting of metering points 1 and 2 protection system at the Agus 6 switchyard.