"That shortfall is exactly what the government seeks to meet by snatching away from the money from the central bank's contingency reserve
A red alert notice is raised when there is severe power deficiency and zero contingency reserve
, while a yellow alert means thin power reserves.
A contingency reserve
is the power plant that will be ready to plug any capacity loss in the system - and often, this is equivalent to the biggest unit in a power grid; like the 647-megawatt Sual power plant for Luzon.
A red alert notice means that the projected demand exceeds available power generating capacity and there is zero contingency reserve
. This prompted the National Grid Corp.
On Tuesday, demand went up to 10,267 MW, which pushed contingency reserve
to fall below the prescribed level of 647 MW, the capacity of the largest unit in the Luzon grid.
The properties have been financed from the company's existing debt facilities as all equity capital raised to date has, save for a contingency reserve
, been invested in income generating properties.
The company when reported Q2 increased its cost estimate for Vogtle by $700M, established a contingency reserve
of $400M, recorded a pre-tax charge of $1.1B and announced the need for $800M of additional equity, Beaumont tells investors in a research note.
Moreover, BRICS had also created the contingency reserve
arrangement which was aimed at ensuring liquidity for member states when they were confronted by short term balance of payment.
After promulgation of these Rules insurers shall be required to procure specified forms of collaterals and also maintain special reserve (called the contingency reserve
) well in advance so that they do not find it cumbersome to honour the guarantees as and when any of these guarantees are called.
The 2016 budget for the first time includes an unallocated contingency reserve
worth 22 per cent of budgeted spending to cover unforeseen expenditure.
He said the Contingency Reserve
Arrangement (CRA) of the BRICS will come into force soon which will help in bringing about stability in the BRICs economies.