A leak has made in the Agus VI hydroelectric energy plant consumption in Maria Cristina Falls in Iligan City. Given that last February 27, when Mindanao experienced a total energy blackout, rotating brownouts of 3 to 10 hours slow down financial state.
Dependent on the extent of the problems on Agus VI, the leak could pose a key electric power difficulty to Iligan Town consumers and influence the Mindanao grid. Agus VI has 5 building units. Of the probable 270 MW manufacturing only 79 MW are accessible. Generator-Models 3 an 4 do not deliver at all and the remaining 3 models significantly down below their maximum capability.
Agus VI is one of a lot of electricity crops on the shores of Agus river. In Marawi, Agus river flows out of Lake Lanao.
Maria Cristina Hydro Electric powered Ability Plant (former title of the Agus VI Plant) was built in 1950.
If a big repair is required, 270 MW from the Mindanao grid will be essential, aggravating the electrical power lack. There is by now a 210 MW scarcity owing to the STEAG plant shutdown. A reduction from the grid of far more than 400 MW, which incorporates the possible Agus VI shutdown of 270 MW, included to other grid deficiencies – would consequence in far more rotating brownouts that can influence up to Cagayan de Oro Metropolis.
To make the dilemma even worse the brief-term outlook is not excellent, with the predicted El Niño phenomenon this summer. At present we still notice a slight La Niña development.
Rehabilitation works on the two models of the Agus VI hydroelectric electrical power plant are expected to move forward in Oct (2014 ?).
Today’s energy situation: