Only 240 Megawatt lacking
I write this short blog entry with solar power, although the batteries are only 70% charged because of the cloudy skies.
The power situation in Mindanao is not changing. It is 100% a political crisis. Cooperatives and private energy producers are not allowed to feed power in the network. Because they have no permit from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to run the generators. This government body reviews and supervises power rates and the operations of power utilities.
The Mindanao Power Monitoring Committee (MPMC), created by Malacañang to oversee efforts to find solutions to Mindanao’s power crisis, has asked the ERC to allow distributors, including cooperatives, to use their generator sets.
Local politicians prefer buying expensive and polluting generator units instead of allowing the feeding of solar energy. On sunny days I have a surplus from 11:30 a.m. to about 4:00 p.m. I am not allowed to give away my surplus energy. Either the guys a the local electricity company do not understand how it works or then they are not allowed to understand.