Cepalco Executive Vice President Ralph Paguio said the power firm can source out additional power supply from the diesel-fed power plant owned by Minergy, an independent power producer (IPP).
In case the IPP could not provide sufficient energy to meet the city's power needs, Paguio
will have to implement the so-called Interruptible Load Program (ILP) set by the Energy Regulatory Commission
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
tar Cagayan de Oro.
emphasized, however, that the fuel cost of these companies to be paid by the consumers will automatically reflect in their monthly billings, but the increase of the power rate will be dependent on the fuel price.
said power reduction is an expected occurrence especially during summer season.
assured that power interruption will not happen during the elections this May.
"With our independent power producers particularly Minergy
and other standby power sources, I am confident that Cagayan de Oro will not experience rotational brownouts, hopefully," Paguio