DMCI Power increases presence in Palawan
January 13, 2017
The progressive province of Palawan will soon be in a safer zone when it comes to electricity supply with the scheduled construction of the 18.9-megawatts and commercial commisioning of 2 units of 4.95 megawatts bunker-fired power plant in Irawan and Aborlan, respectively.
In an effort to provide sufficient and reliable electricity, DMCI Power Corporation (DPC) is planning to build 3 units of 6.3 megawatts bunker-fired power plant in Irawan, Palawan.
This is to ensure that DPC has more than enough reserves to use when the power situation warrants due to facility downtime that may emanate from other power providers.
The Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO) requested DPC to replace its existing hi-speed diesel generator sets to a more reliable bunker-fired power plant to assist in alleviating the power interruptions in the main grid of Palawan.
DPC recommended the installation of the generating sets in Puerto Princesa City, considering that the area is the load center of PALECO. Constructing the new plant on this strategic location is expected to lessen transmission line constraints in the delivery of power.
“We are committed to addressing the energy needs of PALECO and will do everything we can to provide them with sufficient and reliable electricity,” said DPC president Nestor Dadivas.
“With a more stable power supply, PALECO can support more businesses and economic activities in the area,” he added.
DPC expects the plant in Irawan to start its commercial run by the last quarter of 2017.