THE Bacolod City Council approved a resolution requesting the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) to provide the city with a feasibility study on the establishment of a power plant in the city, particularly in Barangay Felisa.
The resolution was authored by Councilor Dindo Ramos, chairperson of the City Council committee on fisheries and aquatic resources.
Ramos said the energy sector plays a very important role in modern living where electricity is an indispensable commodity as it powers homes, businesses, and industries that boost the country’s economic growth and development.
“The Department of Energy (DOE) projects our electricity demand to grow around five percent annually thus it is imperative that we should set up measures to ensure that this requirement is met including allowance for reserve,” he said.
Ramos added that Bacolod City is one of the fastest-growing highly urbanized cities in the country today, hence it is crucial to address its future energy needs now and to look into innovative and conventional sources of energy such as renewable and conventional fuels.
“In preparation for this sure surge or energy demand in the future and to help the city sustain its momentum of economic growth, Ceneco will be requested to provide feasibility study on the establishment of a power plant, in a property owned by the city in Barangay Felisa,” Ramos said. (MAP)