SANTO TOMAS -† The Pampanga III Electric Cooperative (PELCO-3) on Thursday broke ground for their new power substation here which will cater to the growing demand of electricity of industrial companies in San Simon town.
The new 20-megavolt amp (MVA) will be adjacent to the existing substation of the electric company in Barangay Sto. Rosario Pau here.
According to PELCO-3 San Simon Director Rod Bravo, the requirement for larger electrical supply rises simultaneously to the hike of the number of industrial firms investing in their town.
He disclosed that the local government's plan to create an export processing zone along Quezon Road to better accommodate companies will also affect the demand for electricity.
"This substation shall cater to industrial firms in our town which continue to grow in number. A decrease in power rate is also expected since supply will increase," he said, adding that residential owners will also benefit from the said project.
Bravo also assured that the P40-million fund that will be utilized in the project will not be charged to consumers since it will be financed by San Miguel Electric Corporation.
"We have been partnering with San Miguel for a very long time now and we are grateful that they sponsored this project which is a long time dream of us directors," he said.
He added that the construction, which will be undertaken by J.C. Construction firm, will take four months and will be operational by December of this year.