The culprit behind the current power crisis being suffered by Palawan promised that they will deliver 30 megawatts of power before the year ends.
Henry Alcalde, vice president for operations and maintenance of DMCI Power, told participants in a forum organized by the provincial government, that their power has been “augmented starting this July with the arrival of seven new generator sets that is capable of producing nearly 30 megawatts of power.
“Our power supply agreement with Palawan Electric Cooperative requires us to produce at least 25 megawatts of power, “Alcalde said.
The promise of DMCI comes on the heels of the expected delay in the approval of its proposed coal-fired power plant after a non government organizations-led opposition is gaining ground in the province.
Alcalde added that effective July 12, they will provide 25.7 megawatts dependable capacity and on July 24 it will reach up to 27 MW.
The company currently has 18 generator sets in their Irawan Station, three in Roxas town and one set each for Aborlan and Quezon stations, he pointed out.
He said an additional five generating sets will arrive in three days.
Acting Energy Sec. Zenaida Monsada, who also attended the forum, said that her agency is ready to help the province on its power problem.
“Just coordinate with us,” Monsada said.
The inputs from the forum will be submitted to the Joint Energy Development Advisory Group (JEDAG).