Davao Light: Power supply improves with STEAG’s 1 unit now back online. The power situation in the Davao Light & Power Co. franchise area has improved over the past few days since May 8. This was when one 100 MW unit of the STEAG State Power, Inc. resumed operations.
Starting today, May 12, the rotating power interruptions will now be at a maximum of 2.5 hours during peak period and a maximum of 1 hour during off-peak. Peak period is from 8 am to 8 pm while off peak is between 8 pm to 8 am the following day. Since May 9, no interruptions have been implemented after 12 midnight to 8 am. The possibility of longer rotating power interruptions can still be expected as power supply remains to be unstable due to the deteriorating water elevation from the hydropower plants in Agus and Pulangi and the forecasted dry season starting June.
Davao Light will exert its best efforts to reduce the duration of the interruptions significantly. It will also continue to make the necessary announcements and updates to its customers should there be any change in the duration of the ongoing rotating power outages. Again, Davao Light apologizes to its consumers for the inconvenience brought about by these power interruptions which are beyond its control. -PR