Iloilo City unfazed by power crisis

MAYOR Jed Patrick Mabilog said on Wednesday that Iloilo City has enough power supply unlike in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.

Mabilog said isolated brownouts are not a problem for two privately-owned power generating plants located at Barangay Ingore in La Paz district.

Iloilo City is not affected by the power crisis and guarantees enough power supply for prospective investors and business locators in the city.

Mabilog lauded owners of private generation plants for putting up another plant to be commissioned by early 2016.

Metrobank and its partners put up a 72-megawatt diesel power plant in 2002 and Global Business Power Corp. put up the 184-megawatt coal power plant in 2010.

The new coal fired power plant by Global Business costing more than P15 billion will assure enough power supply comes 2016, thereby assuring sufficient power supply in Western Visayas region.

The Palm Concepcion Power Corp., meanwhile, is also setting up a 120-megawatt coal fired power plant in northern Iloilo to augment the power needs of electric cooperatives in northern Iloilo, Capiz and Aklan by 2016.
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