DOE-Visayas Field Office Director Antonio Labios said it was best that everyone should exercise restraint in using electricity.
For schools, DOE requested that the use of unnecessary lights and appliances be curbed, while government offices and the general public were also requested to refrain from the unnecessary use of electricity in their offices and homes.
For members of the media and other organizations and entities, and poll watchers who observed the elections, DOE requested that they bring their own power requirements, and refrain from using outlets/electricity from the voting centers.
Labios said the DOE advisory applied to all 36,679 designated voting centers nationwide (7,555 in Metro Manila, 10,213 in the Visayas and 9,983 in Mindanao), from May 8-12, 2010.
The DOE is tasked by Republic Act 7638 or the Department of Energy Act of 1992 to prepare, integrate, coordinate, supervise and control all plans, projects and activities of the government as far as energy exploration, development, utilization, distribution and conservation. (ESS/PIA/PN)