interruptible load program - updates

Rappler's latest stories on interruptible load program


DOE: No need for emergency powers on election day

Apr 25, 2016 - 7:23 PM

Energy Secretary Zenaida Monsada insists that the supply situation is under control

Meralco sees tight power supply in 2016

Dec 24, 2015 - 11:33 AM

Meralco is tapping an additional interim supply of around 240MW to avert a possible power supply problem especially during elections

POWER SUPPLY. 'Everybody is trying to avoid a scheduled shutdown during election. This may put some tightness in supply based on their maintenance schedule,' Meralco President Oscar Reyes says. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Luzon on yellow alert as Malampaya reduces supply

Jun 17, 2015 - 3:50 PM

This is the second time this week that Luzon is under yellow alert as the Malampaya platform encounters an ‘undisclosed technical problem’

Several power plants on maintenance shutdown in June-July

May 26, 2015 - 5:12 PM

The Manila Electric Company says that with enough reserves power outages are unlikely to happen during the shutdown

ILP rules amended to include more participants

Mar 18, 2015 - 7:16 PM

The Energy Regulatory Commission approves the governing rules to include non captive Meralco customers willing to volunteer for the Interruptible Load Program

Meralco lists 80 ILP participants to plug power shortage

Mar 11, 2015 - 1:18 PM

If successful the overall committed interruptible load for summer could reach 1 034 93MW exceeding the initial target for power reserves

Steam powers Mondelēz Philippines’ manufacturing plant

Mar 07, 2015 - 10:02 AM

The use of the biomass boiler results in electricity savings comparable to the average annual consumption of a million households

Senate OKs Aquino’s 'special powers'

Mar 02, 2015 - 7:53 PM

As the summer months set in the Senate approves on final reading the joint resolution allowing the President to address power shortage

Over 1000MW power reserve ready for Luzon this summer

Feb 20, 2015 - 12:53 PM

The Interruptible Load Program will contribute the bulk of additional reserves

Meralco calls for more ILP participants

Feb 02, 2015 - 4:29 PM

The January 31 deadline ends but the utility firm is hopeful that more will sign up for the Interruptible Load Program as the dreaded power shortage in summer nears

DOE hopes for the best as Luzon reserves dwindle

Jan 22, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Several power plants are offline but thankfully the demand is still manageable that no outages are reported yet in the region

Palace reiterates need for emergency powers

Jan 02, 2015 - 6:56 PM

The government is working on other options to mitigate the power shortage especially as summer nears as it awaits lawmakers action on its emergency powers request

Petilla: Implement ILP on yellow, not red alert

Dec 17, 2014 - 1:04 PM

It makes little sense to implement the Interruptible Load Program during a red alert when there is already insufficient power says the energy secretary

DOE calls for 32 more ILP participants

Nov 18, 2014 - 6:03 PM

The energy department eyes 32 more firms to sign up for the Interruptible Load Program by December 1 in an attempt to address the looming power crisis in summer 2015

Senate puts on hold hearings on emergency powers

Nov 17, 2014 - 5:57 PM

The national budget is the priority now Senator Sergio Osmeña III says

House proposes reimbursement for ILP participants

Nov 16, 2014 - 3:04 PM

Are you an interruptible load program ILP participant? Congress is proposing government to shoulder your self generation costs

ILP PERKS. The House Committee on Energy proposes government to reimburse establishments their costs incurred in generating their own energy.

Petilla gives up hope on additional power generation bid

Nov 12, 2014 - 12:07 PM

The energy department is banking on 4 options to help avert a power shortage in 2015

ERC plans to expand Interruptible Load Program

Nov 09, 2014 - 3:07 PM

As a feared power crisis dawns next year the Energy Regulatory Commissions plans to include the country s grid operator in the voluntary disconnection program

Aquino unhappy with Congress over emergency powers

Oct 28, 2014 - 7:01 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the government is running out of time to rent diesel generators to address the projected energy shortfall in the summer

Palace: We’ve been honest about energy crisis

Oct 21, 2014 - 6:02 PM

Malacañang defends itself a day after the House committee on energy said the Department of Energy s projections of an impending power crisis were untruthful

Petilla: Even with ILP, brownouts to persist in summer 2015

Oct 20, 2014 - 8:10 AM

Energy chief Carlos Jericho Petilla says that even if the Interruptible Load Program is in place brownouts are likely to occur but ‘not severe’

Power producers commit 3K megawatts to Luzon grid until 2017

Oct 13, 2014 - 6:52 PM

Meralco has also signed 150 MW of committed interruptible load capacity from various ILP participants

'Manila should do better than Cebu in solving power shortage'

Oct 10, 2014 - 8:24 AM

I think ILP is a kind of solution where everyone loses a little bit They re happy losing a little bit for the sake of everyone says Visayan Electric Company CEO Sebastian Lacson of Cebu s experience with ILP after typhoon Yolanda

Meralco customers to pay for ILP?

Oct 09, 2014 - 7:12 PM

Meralco has to pay its Interruptible Load Program participants thus its customers may have to shoulder an additional 7 5 centavos for monthly generation charge

Osmeña computation shows no need for emergency powers

Oct 09, 2014 - 4:09 PM

There is an incredible amount of megawattage available The list shows 3 169 megawatts for Luzon for Generating units from 1 megawatt and above says Senate committee on energy chairman Sergio Osmeña III

ENERGY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN. Senator Sergio Osmeña III chairs the Senate committee on energy. Rappler file photo

DOE warns of 7-week rotating brownout in 2015

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla says that if President Aquino does not get special powers at the soonest time there will be a red alert or insufficient power supply in the summer of 2015

Aquino to get limited - not emergency - powers

Sep 23, 2014 - 6:20 PM

This is just a temporary power given to government to contract capacity says Senate committee on energy chairman Senator Sergio Osmeña III

Miriam favors emergency powers for Aquino

Sep 17, 2014 - 1:41 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago says the emergency powers should be limited to 6 months

IN FAVOR: Senator Miriam Santiago says she will vote to give President Benigno Aquino III emergency power. Rappler file photo

Business groups to participate in energy reserve program

Sep 14, 2014 - 8:49 PM

Senator Serge Osmeña says the President may no longer need emergency powers to solve the looming power crisis if the Interruptible Load Program becomes successful

POWER SUPPLY. A service vehicle drives past the head office of the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), 14 January 2003 in Manila, the flagship of the business group of the influential Lopez family in the Philippines. Meralco is marking its centennial this year but the Lopez group of companies, which include light, water and entertainment firms, is still trying to recover from the effects of the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis. AFP PHOTO/Romeo GACAD

DOE: More rotating brownouts possible

May 18, 2014 - 3:01 PM

The DOE said brownouts were still a possibility depending on supply and condition of power plants

Mall owners commit to Meralco program

May 01, 2014 - 3:29 PM

Under the Interruptible Load Program customers with large power loads will be asked to operate their own generator sets to augment capacity in the Luzon Grid

Meralco asks malls, factories to use gen sets when supply is tight

Apr 03, 2014 - 7:43 PM

Meralco is preparing measures that will ensure steady power supply in the summer months

Photo by AFP