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  1. Rye83

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    I completely stopped using mine because of the noise and infrequent use (which requires additional maintenance). I only keep it around in case of another typhoon or earthquake. I'll fix it when I need it.. or just buy another.
     
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  2. Dutchie

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    I am hesitant to get a generator, mostly because I fear the cure (noise) might be worse than the illness (no power).
     
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    ReJoice about ten years ago. Do not remember what I paid for it. I will guess it was between $400 and $500.
    Hope that helps.
     
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    You can also consider a battery backed uninterruptible power source (UPS). This will manage most brownouts which last less than an hour. This will power a couple of monitors, the computer, one LED light and the Internet modem.

    No downtime required for the generator to power up, no noise, fuel, fumes, etc.
     
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    Any good electrician can do it but suggest you go through Polaris. Dont recommend you do it yourself. Whoever does it make sure they have put in a proper change over switch so that it is impossible to run the thing connected to the outside source otherwise you will be trying to provide power to everyone on the grid and the fuse will just keep popping. Also, never start the thing connected to the house. it must be started first and then switched over. And always switch back to supply before stopping it.
     
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    10 and a half hours on the Gen-Set. The "Best & Strong" handled it using about 15 liters of petrol.
     
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    Agree. The rates charged by NORECO are in the area of 10php per kilowatt hour. That is very high in comparison to other countries, double that of the US. That is not to say NORECO should be as cheap as the US but considering that the source is also very cheap geothermal energy and much lower labor rates, they should comparatively have a fairly good amount of funds to work with.

    And we do see improvements in the distribution such as the replacement of wood power poles with the steel structures. However, the fact is that with all of that improvement, the frequency of brown outs is getting worse.

    I remember that China was in a similar situation prior to their expansion to become a market economy but as that country grew, the brown outs became less and less; I suppose that was due to demand by the new manufacturing companies that energy become more reliable. In the Phils we are also expanding economically to favor market expansion and indeed, efforts are being taken to support that such as internet bandwidth improvement. But the power grid remains locked in 1940’s technology.

    We look forward to a time when improvements in that sector improve; cheap energy (such as nuclear) would appear not to be the answer. It seems to be more than that, such as a goal to have near zero brown outs, perhaps by redundant systems to take over when systems go down, and by ending highly disruptive practices such as blacking out entire regions for system maintenance as is being done today.


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    There have been zero improvements anywhere,there could have been but for some reason no one bothers.
    I wish noreco would be more transparent about those new huge transformers which are just sat around doing nothing!
     
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  9. Rye83

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    Brownouts are far less common than they used to be. I believe this one was posted about here on the forum a couple times as well and was not caused by NORECO. It is a fact of life in this country, has been for a long time and will continue to be for a very long time. Those that aren't prepared for or don't know how to handle themselves during one have no one to blame by themselves.
     
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    Some years ago I met a german engineer who was allowed to visit the Palinpinon geothermal powerplants. He told me that he was rather shocked how messy things were in the control rooms. So hopefully the turbines and the powerplant as such are in a more or less good condition. Because if they are not so help us God or somebody else.....This would be desastrous for Negros if they would stop working. And I think the government does'nt have a plan "B" if this would ever happening.

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