by Lenie Lectura – December 8, 2015
from Business Mirror
DMCI Power Corp. (DPC) has installed two emergency generation sets in Brooke’s Point, Palawan, a move aimed at assisting Palawan Electric Cooperative (Paleco) to quell any possibility of brownout in the Palarong Panlalawigan being held in this town.
“Our management has approved to install autonomous power facilities that could operate in an island mode to ensure stable and steady power supply throughout the event,” said Teofe C. Cadiz, DMCI Palawan plant manager.
In its letter, Paleco said that the 69-kilovolt line that transmits power to Brooke’s Point is undergoing upgrading, hence, it is unreliable at this time.
“We wish the Palarong Pambansa success, and we would like to show support to this important undertaking by way of responding to the demands and urgency of the situation in the best manner we can,” Cadiz said.
Brooke’s Point and other nearby towns in Southern Palawan, including Española and Bataraza, have been experiencing power disruptions due to insufficient supply of power. To solve this problem in the long term, DMCI Power, through an agreement with Paleco and as agreed upon by the local government through a resolution, is scheduled to construct a new 5.7-megawatt diesel-power plant to be situated in Brooke’s Point.
Consunji-led DPC is increasing its presence in the southern part of Palawan with the impending construction of a 4.42-MW diesel-power plant.
Electricity generated from this power plant will supply the power requirements of three towns—Brooke’s Point, Bataraza and Sofronio Española.