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Emergency BROWN-OUT AGAIN!

Discussion in 'Dumaguete City' started by Glendazumba, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. grandpainak

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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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    Negros is tied into the Central Visayas electricity grid.
    http://www.geni.org/globalenergy/li...pines/philippinenationalelectricitygrid.shtml

    They already have a plan B which is power from another plant on the Central Visayas grid.
     
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    SkipJack DI Forum Adept

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    Actually the geothermal is a lot more expensive than you think. The pipes and components corrode quickly. Drilling the holes is very expensive. The goods news is that it is more environmentally friendly and the investment goes to Filipino workers not oil drillers in another country.
     
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    Yes, kuryente just came back on here. Had gen running since 7:00 am. We must have similar models because I used about the same amount of gasoline. Mine is a Promate 7200 bought from Polaris.


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    I don’t think it is exactly free but it is cheaper than Siquijor, for example, which runs oil and costs more than 12php/kwhr. It is also the ultimate in renewable energy.


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    "I wonder when NORECO II will improve its services. It does nothing but disappoint its consumers."
    Although I agree with your statement about NORECO II disappointing performance, I would like to point out that the power outage we suffered this sunday was caused by NGCP and not the local power company.
     
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    I know some people complain about NORECO and the brown outs. These are nothing new, I first started coming to the Philippines in the 70's, and the situation was the same then as it is now, never a reliable source of power.

    But I will give NORECO a thumbs up. Scheduled 12 hour brownout, power back after a little more than 10 hours. I lived in Bacolod for about 9 years. CENECO runs that system, If they say brownout from 6AM to 6PM you can rely on one thing. The power will definitely go off at 6AM, when it comes back on is up for debate, but never before the scheduled time is up. They are the worst Electric Coop I have seen in my 14 years living in the Philippines. Also, in Bacolod, when the power goes out, everything goes, even the water service. At least in Dumaguete we still have water.

    My big disappointment? Today was a College Football Game, and because of the brownout I missed it.
     
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    One big problem with the brown outs is attracting foreign industry. Right now with companies moving out of China to avoid US tariffs the electric infrastructure (and internet) must pose a big barrier to this opportunity and cause companies to choose other countries instead, for example Thailand and Malaysia. I have no idea if Vietnam has great infrastructure or not.

    Manufacturing especially needs reliable power and building, and maintaining, generators for factories is expensive no matter the low labor rates and really fantastic educational level of the people here (lacking opportunity, they emigrate).

    Of course internet for reliable B2B transactions is a must. Infrastructure affects not only residential consumption, it affects future economic growth and job prospects. Some countries can say they don’t care for manufacturing growth but then they should not expect to keep pace with their neighbors who do.


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  10. Always a Poppy

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    How do you get your generator hooked up to the main supply? Is that a complicated job for a competent electrician?
     
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