Up coming brown out to Luzon
February 12, 2010 2:14am CST
I hope it will not the same electricity shortage we experienced back on 90's , were we experienced brown out almost everyday, every one was so pissed off and stayed outside their house till midnight waiting to have an electricity.
14 Feb 10
I thought that those days of brownouts have come to an end but here we go again. That was during the 1992 National Elections where Miriam Defensor-Santiago filed a protest when she lost to Fidel Ramos for president. She claims that there were fraudulent canvassing of votes undertaken during those massive blackouts. That was also the time rumors of manananggal going from place to place searching for victims. Some jokingly said that it was just flying-voters, voters who registered multiple times but in different areas. I remember we used to sleep on our house's terrace just to get those cold breeze of air. The power comes back usually around midnight.
14 Feb 10
One of the reason that we are going to experience brownouts is the El Nino phenomenon. The water level on various dams are at critical level which means our dams don't have adequate volume of water. Hydroelectric power plants are usually built within the dam, it uses the gravitational force of flowing water being released from the dams to generate electricity. To make it simple, El Nino affects volume of rainfalls, if we don't experience rainfalls, there won't be enough water on various dams, generation of electricity through this hydroelectric power plants are also affected.
12 Feb 10
hello there, yeah i have heard the news, well lets just hope that its not like that of before. huh! its really annoying. i think way back then its always brown out every night for how many hours and its soooo...hot! as much as possible i don't want to experience that again. but here in Cebu for the last few weeks we have been experiencing some brown out for an hour every twice or thrice a week, but for just an hour. but according to the local news here, things will be back to normal again when the new power plants operates... well i hope the power plants there in Luzon will go on operation so that brown out will not happen... or maybe its really a sign that we are having power shortage...
16 Feb 10
I think El Nino caused these rotating brownouts because of low water levels in dams. This is just one of the effects of El Nino and it's really a cause for concern. I just hope that this brownout doesnt last long as we really need electricity for our 4-month old baby.