The state-run National Power Corp. (Napocor) granted a 24-hour power service to the municipality of Araceli in Palawan effective this Sunday, to boost local economy and tourism in the area.
Napocor president, Ma. Gladys Cruz-Sta. Rita, announced that the corporation recently delivered a 160 kW generating set to its Araceli Diesel Power Plant (DPP) to pave the way for the extension of service hours.
Araceli DPP used to have only 12 hours of power supply until Napocor extended it to 16 hours in November 2015.
The power plant services some 700 households and commercial establishments in the villages of Poblacion and Tinintinan. Although the island municipality has 13 barangay, only the said two villages have distribution lines through the Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO).
“Araceli is one of the 11 indigent island municipalities of Palawan and with a 24-hour power supply, we at Napocor wish to contribute in driving up its local economy through more businesses, tourists and jobs,” Sta. Rita said.
NPC has fortified its partnerships with various local government units and electric cooperatives throughout the country to energize the farthest islands of the nation.