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)....
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....
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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