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"The P.8-centavo per kWh is the recovery for March when the power shortage started and Steag plants failed in February.
Without the ILP we would have started having rotating power interruptions in March," Paguio said.
Paguio said the additional 10MW mean that 30 minutes were shaved off from the 7.5-hour scheduled brownout in Cagayan de Oro.
"We are breaking again the schedule brownouts into two groups to ease the consumers because we have been receiving many complaints,"
"We are still on the deficit.
That is the reason why we cannot ease the brownouts," Paguio said.
Paguio said some 24.6 MW is also taken from Cepalco customers who share in the interruptible load program (ILP) that supplies energy during peak hours.
These are Alwana, 1 MW; Cagayan Corn Products, 2 MW; Coca Cola,1.3 MW; Del Monte Phils., 2 MW; Gaisano City, 3.5 MW; LimKetKai Center, 7 MW; LimKetKai Milling, 1 MW; Mitimco, 1 MW; Pilipinas Kao, 2 MW; RI Chemicals, 1.8 MW; and SM City with 2 MW.
"These customers did help a lot.
Mora kita naay planta o back-up," Paguio said.
In case the IPP could not provide sufficient energy to meet the city's power needs, Paguio said Cepalco will have to implement the so-called Interruptible Load Program (ILP) set by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).
Under this scheme, big companies in the city have to curtail half of their power supply consumption and then use their standby generators to continue their daily operations.
"So far, we have several volunteer companies.
In fact, we have a total of 23 megawatts nga naka-stand by gikan sa ila in case magkaproblema gyud and we are thankful sa ilang response," Paguio told Sun.
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