Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ormeco) is forecasting a supply deficit today, May 11, with expected shortages ranging from 9 to 15 megawatts.
The deficit is expected to peak at 2 p.m., with a shortage of 15.08MW due to projected demand reaching 67MW while the total available capacity is only 53.19MW.
The second-highest deficit is projected at 11 a.m. with a supply forecast shortage of 10.81MW. At 7 p.m., the shortage is expected to be 9.08MW.
The low supply is due to corrective maintenance works and low generation from both wind and hydro renewable energy sources, according to Ormeco.
Ormeco serves 14 municipalities in Oriental Mindoro, with an estimated 62,000 households under its coverage.
Meanwhile, in Occidental Mindoro, power supply on Tuesday is at 32MW, while the maximum load demand is 28.77MW.