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NGCP explains
Visayas-wide power outage

The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines has explained the cause of the Visayas-wide blackout last April 25 that cut power supply to Cebu, Negros, and Panay for more than 10 hours.

The power outage was initially caused by the tripping of the 230KV Transmission Line 2 between the Energy Development Corp. – Leyte Marshalling Station and Tabango substation at 9:38 a.m., NGCP said in a statement.

It occurred while the transmission line was on shutdown as requested by EDC for the maintenance and calibration of their metering equipment, affecting all power plants located in Brgy. Tongonan, Kananga, Leyte.

P1.44-billion biomass plants
to be constructed in Antique

ILOILO CITY—Two biomass power plants costing P1.44 billion will be put up in Antique boosting efforts to increase the power supply in Western Visayas through the tapping of renewable sources of energy.

The Asea One Power Corp. will be constructing a two 6-megawatt biomass plants in the province with a combined capacity of 12 mw, said Paul Rodriguez, AOPC president and chief executive office, in a letter to Antique Gov. Salvacion Zaldivar-Perez dated April 21.

Rodriguez said the plants will be using rice straws, rice husks, bagasse and sugar cane waste to generate electricity.

25 outstanding PEZA
locators receive award

MANILA – Twenty-five outstanding locators in the country were recognized by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority for their significant contribution to economic growth and development, particularly in the creation of jobs.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo led the awarding of trophies to the winners during the 2009 PEZA Investors’ Recognition Day on Wednesday at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

She was assisted by Trade and Industry Secretary Peter Favila and PEZA Director-General Lilia de Lima..

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