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August 10, 2022

Does PH need to prepare for more frequent brownouts?: Sen. Nancy Binay on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, asks Energy Sec. Raphael Lotilla on the state of the Philippines' power supply during a meeting conducted by the Committee on Energy. Binay recalled previous briefings with energy officials who predicted that the country would have problems in its power supply. Lotilla was optimistic the Philippines would have an adequate power reserve as "cooler months" come. "My rule of thumb is for every one degree difference, it's a deduction [in consumption] of 100 megawatts. So, as we go into the cooler months, our reserves also go higher," Lotilla answered Binay. He, however, stressed the need to address transmission constraints which also cause power outages. (Bibo Nueva España/Senate PRIB)