Power sufficient to cater Mindanao needs in next 6 years-A A +A
Friday, May 23, 2014
ENERGY Under secretary Raul Aguilos said the power supply in Mindanao from 2015 to 2020 will be enough to address the demands of Mindanaoans.
Aguilos, during the Mindanao Power Stakeholders Meeting on Wednesday at the Marco Polo Hotel Davao, said that by February and March 2015, committed power projects are expected to enter the Mindanao Grid.
Committed power projects that will enter in 2015 are the 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant of Therma South Inc. in Barangay Binugao, Toril Davao City and Barangay Inawayan, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur; Hedcor Sabangan's 13.2 MW hydroelectric power plant project in Davao City; First Gen Mindanao Hydropower Corp.'s 30 MW Puyo Hydroelectric Power Project in Jabonga, Agusan del Norte; Sarangani Energy Corporation's 200 MW Southern Mindanao coal-fired power station in Maasim, Sarangani; Kalilangan Bio-Energy Corporation's 10 MW Kalilangan Bio-Energy Corporation Multi-Feedstock Power Generating Facility in Bukidnon; Don Carlos Bio-Energy Corporation's 10 MW Don Carlos Bio-Energy Corporation Multi Feedstock Power Generating Facility in Bukdinon; Malaybalay Bioenergy Corporation's 10 MW Malaybalay Bio-Energy Corporation Multi Feedstock Power Generating Facility in Bukdinon; and Lamsan Power Corporation's 10 MW LPC Biomass Power Plant Project in Maguindanao.
"Wala na tayong problema by 2015 until 2020, the committed capacity will add up to the existing available capacity," Aguilos said.
However, he said there will be small problems in terms of supply by 2016 to 2019, but he added that these problems will not cause major brownouts or blackouts. (Cathyrine N. Macrojon-UIC Intern)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 24, 2014.