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  • THERE will be no brownouts on May 9, election day, as there is enough power supply for the whole country, according to the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP). During a House Committee on Energy hearing, Energy Secretary Zenaida Y. Monsada also assured solons and the public there will be no brownouts during the whole election week. We are confident ...
  • Minister of Mines and Energy Obeth Kandjoze has promised that no load shedding will occur during the Harambee Prosperity Plan over the next four years. Opening the two-day 2016 Mining Expo and Conference yesterday under the theme 'The Namibian Mining Industry-Weathering the Storm', the minister said this promise is one of his performance indicators under the Performance Agreement he signed in ...
  • April 27--Just over a thousand customers remained without power at midmorning Wednesday after a strong line of thunderstorms moved through the Wichita Falls region Tuesday night. Scattered minor damage was also reported in the region. Drake Gordon, area manager for Oncor, said at the peak of the storm, about 7,000 customers in and around Wichita Falls were without power. Gordon said between 30 ...
  • The national electricity grid yesterday dropped to 2,116megawatts (mw) from the 3,701mw obtained on Monday, daily power report from the Nigerian System Operator (NSO) shows. A difference of 1,585mw was lost but the cause is yet to be ascertained. Following the systematic percentage load allocation to the 11 electricity Distribution companies (Discos), Daily Trust reports that the Discos got ...
  • The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a US$30 million loan for the Power Sector Financial Recovery Program-for-Results (PforR) for Armenia. This Project will support the Government's efforts to maintain adequate and reliable electricity supply by improving the financial condition and governance of the state-owned power generation companies and the ...
  • Dear Jim: It's inconvenient when the electric goes off during storms. I want to get a generator. Is it expensive to operate a whole-house generator during outages? -- Cindy H. Dear Cindy: Many homeowners install large whole-house emergency backup generators because most activities require electricity today. The problem isn't from just storms. During the summertime with high air-conditioning ...
  • Targeted News Service WASHINGTON, April 27 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on federal efforts to address electromagnetic risks to the electric grid. The report (GAO-16-243) is titled "Critical Infrastructure Protection: Federal Agencies Have Taken Actions to Address Electromagnetic Risks, but Opportunities Exist to Further Assess Risks and Strengthen Collaboration" ...
  • April 27--California leads the nation in electric vehicles, with nearly 200,000 on the road -- half the total in the United States. But Northern California only has about 5,000 charging stations, so EV owners are suffering from what's known as "range anxiety." The California Public Utilities Commission needs to encourage a competitive market as the state develops a network of charging ...
  • Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday revealed why most parts of the country experienced total blackout last weekend as he declared that 99.6 per cent of the total electricity generation was lost in one day. Specifically, Osinbajo stated that 3,132 megawatts of the total electricity generated on Saturday, April 23, 2016 was lost. The loss was against a total energy of 3,144MW that was ...
  • April 26--In a world where faster, higher, and further are the goal of getting from point A to point B, a contrarian airplane and its two man crew made an historic landing in San Francisco over the weekend. The sun-powered Solar Impulse-2 touched down safely after flying non stop for nearly three days and nights while crossing the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland. A speed record ...