DMCI set to build diesel-power plant in southern Palawan

by Lenie Lectura – December 1, 2015

from Business Mirror

CONSUNJI-led DMCI Power Corp. (DPC) is increasing its presence in the southern part of Palawan with the impending construction of a 4.42-megawatt (MW) diesel-power plant.

Electricity generated from this power plant will supply the power requirements of three towns—Brookes Point, Bataraza and Sofronio Española.

“This business decision is meant to ensure that these towns will enjoy stable and dependable power,” PDC President Nestor Dadivas said. “It is part of our missionary electrification commitment to increase presence in underserved areas of Palawan.” This is a satellite facility that aims to augment the capacity of the company’s plant in Irawan, Puerto Princesa City.

DPC has signed an agreement with National Power Corp. and Palawan Electric Cooperative to provide base-load or peaking power in response to the demand of the island.

Under the present situation, these towns have to endure power instability owing to line-connection problems and insufficient supply in the entire province.

“In the event that there will be line outage, these three towns will continue to have power, as they will no longer have to wait long for power to become available from Puerto Princesa,” Dadivas said.

DPC, which operates as a subsidiary of DMCI Holdings Inc., operates as a power-generation company. It offers its power supply to grid and off-grid areas in the Visayas.