Training Center. Photos by Bong Lacson
MEXICO, Pampanga – The regional head for North Luzon of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has assured enough power supply for the region in the coming summer months.
Engr. Jose Arellano, NGCP regional head for north Luzon, gave the assurance at the sidelines of the inauguration of the NGCP Power Training Center here on Wednesday.
In the wake of as persistent reports of “possible” power interruption due to low supply and big demand, Arellano said: “I don’t think that will happen for as long as we have a balance of demand and generation.”
Arellano assured that there is “enough supply of power” since “participation of other sectors and the interruptible load program” could totally eliminate the problem.
“Ma-iibsan or totally maiiwasan (It can be eased or totally avoided),” he said. He also said the NGCP gives out a forecast to the media on a daily basis. Earlier, Henry “Big Boy” Sy Jr., NGCP president and CEO, was on hand to lead the ribbon-cutting for the opening of the NGCP Power Training Center (PTC) as well as the unveiling of the building marker and blessing of the NGCP Switchyard.
The PTC will serve as the training hub of the substation maintenance and testing en- Henry Sy Jr. by the inaugural marker of the NGCP gineers and technicians in Luzon.