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Philippines: Massive Mindanao outage sparks renewed power shortage fears

By Fri, Feb 28, 2014 10:16AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

The southern Philippine island of Mindanao plunged into total darkness leaving millions of people without power dawn Thursday as the electricity supply was cut off from the main grid system of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP)....

Mindanao power update: No end in sight

By Sat, Jul 21, 2012 8:56AM UTC 1 Comment Mindanao power update:  No end in sight

Brownouts and power interruptions in Mindanao may have waned a bit with the recent rehabilitation of Pulangi IV hydroelectric power plant.  But this certainly does not mean the pesky power failures have been resolved.  If anything, either they are kept beyond the notice of urban users or, worse, the reliefs are coming with prohibitive costs....

The Mindanao power situation: Finding fault or finding solutions – Part 1

By Tue, Oct 25, 2011 10:38AM UTC Comments Off The Mindanao power situation: Finding fault or finding solutions – Part 1

This is part one of a two part article. Part 2 can be found here. With brownouts again becoming a regular occurrence in Mindanao, expect the debate on energy sources to intensify. But it is wrong for advocates of renewable energies to accuse certain people of contriving a power crisis to justify the construction of...

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