Aquino: Rotating brownouts to persist in Mindanao

Posted at 03/02/14 10:40 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Power interruptions may persist in Mindanao due to a power shortage, President Noynoy Aquino said.

Aquino said new power plants are expected to fully operate on 2015.

The government is also prioritizing the return of normal power supply to other areas in the country that were affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

Aquino explained that regular tripping could occur in the existing grids, resulting in power interruptions.

He adds that regular three-hour rotating brownouts can be expected with the existing power facilities in the island. -- Report from ANC.