The Philippines prepares for a rise in power demand post-lockdown

15 May 2020 (Last Updated May 15th, 2020 14:19)

The Philippines’ Department of Energy warns that more electricity generation will soon be needed, as power demand in the country is expected to surge alongside areas easing the Covid-19 lockdown, ABS-CBN News reported.

The Philippines’ Department of Energy warns that more electricity generation will soon be needed, as power demand in the country is expected to surge alongside areas easing the Covid-19 lockdown, ABS-CBN News reported.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has said that the current 12,000MW in supply is catering to demand of up to 9,000MW, which is projected to grow significantly post-lockdown.

For this reason, the secretary has warned that the completion of new power plants, including a 668MW GN Power Dinginin coal-fired plant, planned to be finished by June, cannot be delayed.