DMCI Power to Invest P1.2B in 2017
February 22, 2017
Off-grid supplier DMCI Power Corporation (DPC) is investing approximately P1.2 billion to augment its existing generation capacity and to implement its scheduled maintenance programs in the provinces of Masbate, Oriental Mindoro and Palawan.
DPC recently purchased 3×1.23MW diesel generating sets that will be installed in Mobo, Masbate. The back-up gensets will ensure a steady supply of reliable electricity in the province during the summer season when power demand is at its peak.
The gensets will likewise guarantee power supply availability when DPC units undergo scheduled maintenance on October and November. The units are expected to be operational by first week of April.
Following the successful commercial operation of its Aborlan bunker-fired plant last December 2016, DPC is also finalizing its plan to construct another bunker-fired power plant in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The facility will have a rated capacity of 18.9MW.
“DPC is committed to providing sufficient, reliable electricity to our host provinces. We want to aid their progress so we can continue creating shared value,” said DPC President Nestor D. Dadivas.
DPC was established in 2006 to provide sufficient and reliable electricity to areas that are not connected to the main transmission grid.