Saturday, November 29, 2014

Brownout na naman! (SOCOTECO II Notice of Power Interruption I)

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Got an email courtesy of SOCOTECO II (South Cotabato Electric Cooperative II) containing their Notice of Power Interruption for the March 14 and 15 weekend.

Knowing of how hot it is these days, you better be warned of this so that you can properly plan your electricity-less weekend.  If your habitat is on this list…. go to the beach, climb up Lake Sebu, make babad in the swimming resorts in the city, go watch a movie, go malling, etc.  Do anything but stay at home.

SOCOTECO II

I still remember the time when our electric power cooperative used to be called KORELCO (Koronadal Electric Cooperative).  Those days, power outtages were more frequent than the hours when there was electric power.  Back then, we had to use gas lamps (or gasera) to light up our house and to be able to study and do our homework until late into the night.

The following day, our nostrils will all be blackened from the soot coming from the gasera’s smoke.   At school, you would then know which of your classmates had brownouts the previous nights by looking at their faces.   :)

Now, we have fewer night time brownouts, thank God, except in extreme cases when Transco (formerly NAPOCOR) poles get toppled, either by nature’s forces or by the currently disgruntled outlaws of this Promised Land.

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Here is the scheduled Brownout from SOCOTECO II:

March 14, 2009, 8am – 5pm (9 hours):  Reason – Installation of recloser and Load Transfer

All areas connected to Calumpang Substation (All nearby areas of Pioneer Avenue, Dona Soledad, Calumpang, Labangal & Fatima

  • Feeder 1-1

PI 16, LAUREL NORTH, BO. OBRERO, SPRINGVILLE, NDDC, PRK. PALEN, JOHNNY ANG PARADISE, VILLA, CONSUELO, MARIN VILL. PRK. SAN VICENTE, CR. MAKAR, BO. B’LAAN, BAGANGGA, SOGOD, YU, VILLAGE

Feeder 1-2

FILDEN, PRK. OLAER, MORALES, TOLEDO, SOLEDAD ESTATE, PROVIDO,ORINGO SUBD , DAGOHOY PARADISE.

Feeder 12-4

RBS BANK, PG ANG ENT., SKY CABLE, ST. ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, CAMIAS, RAMBUTAN, KADULASAN, CAMACHILI, LAUREL EAST, QUIRINO, CHAMPACA, ZAPOTE, KASOY, SENEGUELAS, LAPU-LAPU, WALING-WALING, ILANG-ILANG, SOUTH OSMEÑA, NARANJITA, MARANG, DELA PAZ, MANSANITAS, ROSAS, GUMAMELA, BEATILES, SALAZAR, MAGSAYSAY AVE. SOUTH, NIYOG, SAGING, CAGAMPANG, VETERANS ,CASQUEJO

Feeder 14-1

NATL. HIGHWAY (TROME MARKETING – DXCP RADIO STATION), j. cATOLICO SR. AVE.(dXCP – PETRON/COOKIE FACTORY), Leon Llido St., Loveland Subd., Munda Subd., General santos doctors hospital, QUEENIES SUBD., CAMIAZ EXT., bROKENSHIRE COLLEGE, sANTOS SUBD., ROYECA SUBD. ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS NOVITIATE, DXCP, GENSAN DISTRICT HOSPITAL(1 PHASE)

March 15, 2009, 8AM-3PM  (7 HRs) Reason:  Erection of pole at Santiago Boulevard

  • Southern Union Hardware & GSIS Office
  • *Note: Nearby areas will experience 15-min outage on the start & towards end of line activity.


MARCH 14-15, ‘09,  11PM-7AM  (8 HRs) Reason:  Oil Filtering

  • All areas connected to Polomolok Cannery Substation

Yehey!!! Our neighborhood is not in the list!  Thank you, SOCOTECO II:)

By the way, why do we Pinoys call these power outtages as BROWNOUTs?  Why not BLACKOUTs?

For inquiries & details, please call SOCOTECOII hotline nos. 553-5848 to 50 or text   @  09177205365.

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23 thoughts on “Brownout na naman! (SOCOTECO II Notice of Power Interruption I)

  1. allan

    By the way, why do we Pinoys call these power outtages as BROWNOUTs? Why not BLACKOUTs?

    term used onli in the pilipins sir! hehehehe

    it is the same as… paki-xerox naman ng mg papers…

  2. Toinks

    “Blackout” po ang term sa power outage kapag buong ciudad or lalawigan ang naapektuhan. “Brownout” naman po ang tawag sa power outage kapag bahagya lamang ng kabuuang lugar ang naapektuhan. :-)

  3. gensanite

    this is funny:

    (quote) “At school, you would then know which of your classmates had brownouts the previous nights by looking at their faces.”

    hehehe… good thing we didn’t go throught his experience… :)

  4. blackmeat

    # A brownout is a drop in voltage in an electrical power supply, so named because it typically causes lights to dim. Systems supplied with three-phase electric power also suffer brownouts if one or more phases are absent, at reduced voltage, or incorrectly phased. Such malfunctions are particularly damaging to electric motors.

    # A blackout refers to the total loss of power to an area and is the most severe form of power outage that can occur. Blackouts which result from or result in power stations tripping are particularly difficult to recover from quickly. Outages may last from a few hours to a few weeks depending on the nature of the blackout and the configuration of the electrical network.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_outage

  5. blackmeat

    Eventhough, we know the definition of blackout and brownout, we Filipinos love to call it brownout because Filipinos are “brown” not “black”. Ahehehe!

    Pagnaa ta tudluon nga lugar, ginagamit nato ang atong “nguso” (tu-a didto)Ahehe!

    Ang tawag nato driver or vendor ay uncle (angkol)bisag dili nimo sya uncle or relatives..

    Pagmukaon ta sa restaurant.. mukuha jud ta ug toothpick..

    Ug mahilig tayo sa “no”.. diba no? Ahehehe!

  6. Toinks

    SPEAKING OF POWER…NAIS KO PONG MANAWAGAN SA LAHAT TO SUPPORT THE MOVE TO STOP THE PLAN OF PUTTING UP A COAL-FIRED POWER PLANT IN MAASIM SARANGANI PROV. THIS TYPE OF POWER PLANT PRODUCES A LOT OF POLLUTION IN THE AIR BECAUSE OF THE COAL BURNING…IF THE PROJECT PUSHES THROUGH THE WIND COMING FROM THE SOUTH WILL BRING SMOKE AND DUSTS NORTHWARDS THUS SPREADING POLLUTION TO THE REST OF SOCSARGEN AREA. THIS IS REALLY THREATENING IN ANY CASE.

  7. Amie

    Hahaha! I really laughed at the author’s memoir about our nostrils getting black because of gasera smoke, it was really true then. Blackmeat you are so funny! sabi nila pag nguso daw tinuturo ibig sabihin malayong malayo pa yon, hehehe!

  8. Kritiko

    brown·out Listen to the pronunciation of brownout
    Pronunciation:
    \?brau?-?nau?t\

  9. anynomouse :)

    @manoy Avel, mAy carBon copy yata ako dito. saan kaya xinerok itong si blackmeat? BiGla tuloy Ako nagkaroon nG identicAl Krisis! Ajejeje

  10. delo

    Originally Posted By allanBy the way, why do we Pinoys call these power outtages as BROWNOUTs? Why not BLACKOUTs?

    term used onli in the pilipins sir! hehehehe

    it is the same as… paki-xerox naman ng mg papers…

    you’re right, its authentic pinoy word. is it somehow connected to our color? — pinoys=kayumangi

    Actually, the term “xerox” is also widely used in other countries like the US.

    delo

  11. foxyadnil

    gosh! two days ang blackout dito sa amin? how could you socoteco…pero, ok lang din paminsan-minsan na walang kuryente kasi iwas able to reread my piles of pulp and high times magazines…tripping!

  12. TALAKITALK

    SUPPORTADO BA ANG SOCOTECO SA WORLD WIDE 60 EARTH HOUR BUKAS MARCH 28 8:30 TO 9:30 WALANG KURYENTE???

  13. jan

    the recent power outages served to remind us that we need to prepare for the future. this might just be the beginning of all that’s yet to come. if long power outages happened before, it might happen again.

    • bariles Post author

      @Jan, hello sir! I agree with you completely. The time to prepare is now before it gets too late. Thanks for the visit. :)

  14. bentot

    I understand why they have to cut out power and limit it for an hour… but I guess it’s so unfair for us (from Gensan) to suffer brown out for 9 hrs a day?…..davao experience only 2-3hrs at times unlike in Gensan that experience brown out 7-9 hrs DAILY!!!!How could this be if we only got one source of electric power?…..

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