Micro power plant to rise in Tadian-A A +A
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A 2.4-MEGAWATT hydroelectric power plant will soon rise in Decapo Bridge in Barangay Lubon that will provide electricity to the communities and nearby provinces.
Mayor Anthony Wooden Sr. said the water will also come from the Decapo River that traverses Barangays Lubon, Masla, and Sumadel.
Wooden said the proponent is processing the certificate of precondition which will be issued by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) once the affected residents allowed the project.
He said he is positive that the people will give their permission to the proponent, because he revealed the people are very cooperative.
“There’s no negative impact on agriculture and the livelihood of the people so I think, they will allow the dam to be created,” Wooden added.
Prior to Wooden’s administration, a feasibility study was conducted which proved the capacity of the water to create electricity. After the study, the proposal was presented to the former officials. The officials then endorsed the project.
Wooden said the proponent started complying with the requirements during his early years as Mayor.
“It is only now that I saw how tedious the process is because it took the company several years and yet, they are still under the FPIC process,” he said.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 01, 2013.