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MORE Power Updates on Panay Wide Blackout

In a social media post, MORE Power Iloilo provided updates on this morning’s (September 24) Panay wide blackout. It may be recalled that the power interruption occurred 10:07am. Here is the official update:

The affected area(s): Whole Panay Island and a portion of Negros Occidental

Chronology of Events :

  • Mandurriao F 4 online at: 10:54 AM
  • Molo F 2 online at 11:02 AM
  • Molo F 4 online at 11:03 AM

Tripped off (Mandurriao F 4, Molo F 2 & 4: 11:25 AM

Cause: Due to the unstable voltage supply

  • Molo F 4 online at 11:40 AM
  • Molo F 2 online at 11:50 AM
  • City Proper F 1 online at 12:13 PM
  • City Proper F 2 online at 12:18 PM
  • Mandurriao F 2 online at 12:19 PM
  • Jaro F 2 online at 12:20 PM
  • City Proper F 3 online at 12:21 PM
  • City Proper F 4 online at 12:22 PM
  • Jaro F 1 online at 12:23 PM

The power supplier requested for Manual Load Drop (MLD) at 1:00 PM due to insufficient power supply:

  • City Proper F 2 offline at 1:08 PM
  • Jaro F 1 offline at 1:13 PM

At 1:24 PM, NGCP released an advisory stating that:

“At 10:13AM today, Sept.24. NGCP monitored a grid disturbance affecting distribution utilities and electric cooperatives in Panay and Negros. The cause is still being determined. We will post updates as they come.”

At 1:43 PM, MORE Power implemented rotational brownouts.

  • Jaro F 2 offline at 1:43 PM
  • City Proper F 3 offline at 1:53 PM
  • Mandurriao F 4 offline at 1:54

MORE Power is closely coordinating with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and MORE Power’s power supplier.

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