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NPC wants to review its operations for minor power utilities.
Mujiv Hataman, a representative from Basilan and the deputy minority leader, tabled a resolution on Tuesday asking for an investigation into how the National Power Corporation Small Power Utility Group (NPC-SPUG) manages power outages in covered areas.
Following its declaration that electricity service would be reduced in covered regions beginning on February 1 due to a fuel supply deficit and a delay in the subsidy payment of Universal Cost for Missionary Electrification, Hataman demanded an extensive assessment of the NPC-SPUG activities (UCME).
He claimed that island provinces like Basilan continue to experience this issue and that locals there have long had to put up with the National Electricity Corp.’s erratic power supply (Napocor).
Hataman remarked, “I feel it should truly be evaluated for a solution. Naniniwala ako na dapat ang itong ireview para masolusyunan.”
“My aforementioned kalagayan isn’t really tama-na-tanggapin, per se. To avoid having to accept our current circumstances, I believe we should try to be more proactive and find solutions to the Napocor problem. To stop incidents of this nature from happening again, perhaps we could investigate the law and talk about potential remedies to the Napocor problem,” he continued.
In order to stop the frequent power outages in remote small island grids, the resolution requests that the relevant House of Representatives committee study the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA), with a focus on NPC activities. SPUG’s
He claimed that the issue is still present in island provinces like Sulu, Jolo, and even Palawan, where tourism is impacted by power outages, in addition to Basilan.
He claimed that the identical issue was raised during the budget hearing the previous year.
“Hanggang, is there any chance that you won’t be attending to the difficulty that you have right now? Is the solution to this mangyayari not yet ready? (Despite the fact that this issue keeps coming up, they still are unsure on what to do. Every time it occurs, they don’t already have a plan in place? “, Hataman remarked.
He advised Napocor to hunt for a long-lasting solution to this issue.
He continued, “We need long-term, sustainable efforts to fill the holes in the law; we don’t need band-aid remedies.”
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