Filipinos Urged To Save Power Before Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Fight

Filipinos Urged To Save Power Before Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Fight
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The fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is deemed as one of the most important boxing matches in history, but watching it will come with a cost for some people.


Residents of Puerto Princesa in Palawan, the westernmost group of islands in the Philippines, are asked to save electricity in order to watch the fight on their televisions.

Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO) board secretary Rante Ramos reminded about the importance of turning off home appliances such as refrigerators due to a severe shortage of power in the province.

Residents of Palawan are forced to deal with brownouts that last an average of three to four hours, as reported by the Inquirer.

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Ramos reiterated the problem on Facebook, asking 15,000 houses to cooperate.

Truth is, come May 3 (Pac-May boxing match), Palawan grid would still be 2-megawatt short of power supply. Some circuits…

Posted by Rante Ramos on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

However, Ramos soon posted a comment about voluntary power contributions by Puerto Princesa’s strongest consumers of electricity.

Good news. PALECO`s big load consumers, the likes of Robinsons, nccc, hotels, etc., would voluntarily depend on their respective gensets freeing up the grid with an estimated 3MW of power.

A brownout was highly anticipated on the day of Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight should residents ignore pleas to conserve electricity.

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