Duterte to inaugurate Iloilo coal-fired power plant

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is set to inaugurate the coal-fired power plant of Panay Concepcion Power Corporation (PCPC) on November 28 at the Malacañan Palace.

The President will join PCPC officials in the ceremonial switch on of the 135-Megawatt Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion (CFBC) Power Plant in Barangay Nipa, Concepcion, Iloilo.

The power plant is a joint venture between Palm Thermal Consolidated Holdings Corporation (PTCHC), a subsidiary of A Brown Co. Inc. (ABCI), and Jin Navitas Resource Inc. (JNRI).

It started its commercial operations on August 16 this year.

Due to the increase of economic activities in the Visayas region, the Iloilo power plant is considered as a crucial power generation project to meet the demand and reserve requirements for power.

At present, the power plant is delivering power generation supply to its customers in Panay, Negros and the rest of Visayas.

Ten distribution utilities and electric cooperatives have also signed up with PCPC for their base load power capacity requirements.

Although it uses coal to generate electricity, PCPC employs the latest in clean generation through its circulating fluidized bed boiler technology. (PR)


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