THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) said Monday that it is implementing emergency measures to safeguard the power supply during the Metro Manila lockdown, particularly to critical users like hospitals.
“Meralco is implementing its business continuity plan and emergency measures to distribute power around the clock, especially to crucial installations such as hospitals,” Meralco Senior Vice-President and Head of Networks Ronnie L. Aperocho said in a statement.
The statement was issued in response to the “community quarantine” imposed on Metro Manila, which has since been enhanced to an order for most residents to remain indoors to contain COVID-19.
“Our customers can rest assured that safety is also of paramount concern to us and we will continue to cooperate with government in ensuring that we will provide the best level of service expected from us,” Mr. Aperocho added.
The Department of Energy (DoE) has ordered the utility to postpone scheduled maintenance during the lockdown period, except for activities in “critically loaded areas,” which it will jointly announce with the DoE. — Adam J. Ang