TACLOBAN CITY-The Samar Electric Cooperative (Samelco) II records of up to 19 million megawatts of electricity demand from their consumers behind the Yellow Grid Alert in the entire Visayas.

“The increase in demand for electricity is about the ability of many of the consumers of the cooperative to use appliances that reduce heat, like fans, air conditioners, and refrigerators, where those appliances consume a lot of electricity,” Dickson Bernales, institutional services department head of Samelco II stated.

Furthermore, consumers will still be able to use appliances at night, like televisions, which continue to consume several watts of electricity.

The Samelco II substations will perform scheduled power interruptions as preventive measures, as well as check-up maintenance and filtering if needed to avoid overloading on Saturdays and Sundays.

The office of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) launched a yellow grid alert in the Visayas area after a forced power outage of up to 15 power stations in the said area.

The demand for electricity cannot be increased anymore, and the reason for the thinning of supply is the electric cooperatives.

Samelco II serves the second district of Samar with its offices located in Paranas town.