Rotational brownout in Davao City – a city that isn’t really used to these rotational brownouts save for a few exceptions here and there in the past – has reached an all time low.

Starting tomorrow, May 8, 2014, Davao City will experience rotational brownouts up to 8 hours (or even more!)

Here’s the official statement taken from Davao Light and Power Company’s Official Facebook:

The National Power Corporation (NPC) through the National Grid Corporation of the Phils. (NGCP) has further reduced the power supply allocation of Davao Light from 120 MW as of last week to 102 MW starting today, May 7. This is way lower than the Davao Light’s contracted supply with NPC of 280 MW.

This reduction forced Davao Light to increase the length of its scheduled rotating brownouts from 6 hours to 7.5 hours (5 hours during peak hours and 2.5 hours during off peak) effective today. (Please refer to the table below)

Below is the revised rotating power interruption schedule for the period of May 8 to 14.

Davao Light Rotational Brownout Schedule starting May 8 2014

Davao Light Rotational Brownout Schedule starting May 8 2014

However,Davao Light would like to inform customers that the actual switch off and switch on time may vary from the announced schedules and may exceed from the stated duration depending on the actual load curtailment levels imposed by NGCP on Davao Light,which changes every hour.

It seems like there either needs to be a typhoon ravaging a province in the Philippines or we all end up dry with no electricity. I am of course, in no way in favor of a typhoon – don’t get me wrong or quote me on that. Hopefully our national government will come up with a sustainable alternative… but fuck, we all know that ain’t happen.

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