The DMCI Power Corp. is constructing a 2 x 4.95-megawatt bunker-fired power plant in Palawan in order to give the area a stable power supply.
“We are investing approximately P600 million in Aborlan to address the continuing increase in electricity demand in the province due to the rise of local tourism and commercial establishments,” DMCI Power president Nestor Dadivas said.
Aborlan is 69 kilometers from Puerto Preincesa City with a population of over 32, 000. Currently, only 5, 400 of 7, 263 households have electricity. DMCI said the plant will begin operations by the end of the year.
To date, DMCI Power has a total capacity of 56 MW. The company provides power to Masbate, Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, Sultan Kudarat and other areas not connected to the country’s main transmission grid.