To increase its presence in Palawan, DMCI Power Corp. is developing a 4.42-megawatt (MW) diesel power plant in the province.
The company said the proposed project will be built in Brooke’s Point, Southern Palawan.
Electricity from the power plant will supply the requirements of Brookes Point, Bataraza and Sofronio Española.
The move aims to ensure that these towns will enjoy a stable and dependable power, said DMCI Power President Nestor Dadivas.
“It is part of our missionary electrification commitment to increase presence in the underserved areas of Palawan,” he said.
The project is a satellite facility that aims to increase the capacity of the company’s plant in Irawan, Puerto Princesa City.
DMCI Power has signed a supply agreement with the National Power Corp. and Palawan Electric Cooperative covering base-load, peak power to meet the demand.
Presently, the three towns are suffering from unstable supply due to line connection problems and insufficient supply in the province.
“In the event that there will be a 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.
DMCI Power currently operates diesel and bunker fuel power plants in Masbate, Palawan and Oriental Mindoro.
The company said another diesel plant is set to operate in Sultan Kudarat by year end.