Off-grid energy company DMCI Power Corp. (DPC) will spend almost a billion pesos to build a 3×6.3 megawatt (MW) bunker-fired power plant in Puerto Princesa City to reduce power interruptions in Palawan’s main grid.
“We believe that this is a good investment because of the benefits it will bring to the people of Palawan,” DPC president Nestor Dadivas said.
Building the new plant will lessen issues with transmission lines and allow for smoother deliver of power.
The company will invest P900 million to build the facility in Irawan, Puerto Princesa City, set to begin operations in the last quarter of 2017.
In a Board Resolution dated August 6, the Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO) urged the DPC to turn to reliable bunker-fired plants in order to help prevent power interruptions in the area.
Puerto Princesa is the load center of PALECO.
“With a more stable power supply, PALECO can support more businesses and economic activity in the area,” Dadivas said.
“We are committed to addressing the energy needs of PALECO, and will do everything we can to provide them with sufficient, reliable electricity.”