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There was no power outage during the May 9 election.

MANILA, Philippines — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) released its power projection for May 7 to 10, predicting that there will be no power shortages in the country for the next four days.

According to the NGCP, the Luzon grid will have a 3,515-megawatt (MW) operational margin on Saturday and 3,489 MW spare capacity on Sunday, as candidates are likely to have their miting de avance this weekend.

With an operating margin of 473 MW on May 7 and 511 MW on May 8, the Visayas grid has a tighter supply.

Since the operating margin of power generation facilities is 1,196 MW on Saturday and 1,316 MW on Sunday, there is no looming power supply in the Mindanao grid during the weekend.

The Luzon grid has 13,909 MW of available generating capacity on Election Day, with a system peak demand of 9,989 MW, resulting in 3,920 MW of spare capacity, according to the NGCP.

The Visayas system has 2,434 MW of available power and a demand of up to 2,138 MW, leaving a 296 MW operational margin.

During the May 9 elections, the Mindanao grid had a supply of 2,998 MW available, with 1,730 MW peak demand. This grid has an additional electricity capacity of 1,268 MW.

After the elections, there is less spare capacity across the country, with 2,862 MW in the Luzon grid, 287 MW in the Visayas grid, and 1,119 MW in the Mindanao grid.

“Before, during, and after the elections, the entire energy family has been working nonstop to assure an unbroken energy supply.” “We will defend the Filipino people’s vote,” stated Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

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