Marcos: PH open to any source of power to address supply woes

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 11) — The country is looking at every possible source of electricity to address the supply problem, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said Thursday.

"Tama naman ang assessment na talagang kulang ang kuryente natin [The assessment that we lack electricity is correct]. So what else can we do? Find new sources. That's what we're trying to do," Marcos told reporters.

"When it comes to power, we're open to everything. Kahit na ano na pwede nating makuha para makapag-addition sa power supply natin. Syempre nandiyan pa rin— lagi natin iniisip— kailangan marami yung renewables, babawas na yung fossil fuel," he added.

[Translation: Anything we can get to add to our power supply. We always consider that we need a lot of renewables to reduce the use of fossil fuel.]

Aside from renewable energy, the president said nuclear technology is another option.

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Luzon was put under red alert for several hours on Monday, meaning there was insufficient power to meet demand. This resulted in power outages in several areas.

It was also reported in April that the Visayas grid will continue to experience system disturbances which would lead to power outages, specifically in parts of Panay Island.

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