Alsons starts test on Sarangani plant

By Alena Mae S. Flores – February 18, 2019 at 07:25 pm

Sarangani Energy Corp., a unit of Alsons Consolidated Resources Corp., has started testing and commissioning its second 105-megawatt power plant in preparation for full commercial operation by the middle of the year.

The new power plant unit is expected to provide much-needed power to other areas in Mindanao that are prone to outages.

The company plans to supply the provinces of Davao del Sur, Misamis Oriental, North Cotabato, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur, including the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Dapitan, Digos, Dipolog, Koronadal, Kidapawan and Pagadian and other areas in South Cotabato not yet being served by the first 105-MW unit that started commercial operations in 2017.

“Completion of the additional 105-MW unit will now have the SEC plant running at its full capacity of 210 MW, which will provide power to at least six million Mindanaoans,” the company said in a statement.

Sarangani Energy is credited for providing the much-needed boost to the local economy of Maasim town in Sarangani province.