Hydropower plant to rise in Silay-A A +A
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
SILAY City Mayor Jose Montelibano and Vivant Corporation officials led the launch Tuesday of the proposed 6-megawatt (MW) Malogo River Mini-Hydro Power Project at Don Felix M. Lacson Memorial High School, Barangay Kapitan Ramon, Silay City.
The project, initiated by Silay City and the Province of Negros Occidental, is in cooperation with Malogo Development Corporation, Vivant Corporation, Meadowland Developers Inc., and the Department of Energy (DOE).
Vivant Corporation chairman of the board Dennis Garcia, vice president for Corporate Planning Emil Andre Garcia and assistant vice president Johnny Roxas headed the company's delegation.
Roxas said the project, which will be constructed in Malogo River, will have a total output of six megawatts, which the power plant will supply to the city.
He said that aside from providing the city with clean and competitively priced power, the project is expected to generate 400 local jobs in Silay.
DOE Renewable Energy Management Division director Mario C. Marasigan, who was also present in the project launching, said the construction of the hydropower plant will generate savings in the community.
Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. congratulated Mayor Montelibano and the Silaynons for the breakthrough. The governor believed this would help ease the power shortage in Negros Occidental.
Other guests included Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) board members Bobby Montelibano (Murcia) and Mike Maravilla (Silay City) and Francis Gaston.
With Mayor Montelibano were Vice Mayor Mark Golez, Provincial Board Members Edgardo Maravilla and Ireneo Celis Jr., tourism officer Ver Pacete, village chiefs Milagros Catalan of Barangay Patag, Romeda Mayo of Barangay Mambulac, Ramon Celebre of Barangay Kapitan Ramon, and Efryn Dequlia.
Agnes Magsaysay Villar, Jimmy Mayo, Renato Doloso, Warlito Go, Ignacio Salmingo, Rufo Deita Jr., Information Officer Joanzen D. Dedoroy, Aldwin Dalpatan, Kier Patrick Salmingo, Francis Dane Cobrado, Rachel Golez were also present.
Vivant Corporation is a publicly traded company focused on energy generation and distribution. It is serving the consumers for 100 years and still serving within Cebu, Negros, Misamis and Palawan. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 24, 2012.