The members of the Provincial Board are requesting the DMCI Power Corporation to install generator sets in its substation in Brooke’s Point with a dependable capacity of not less than five megawatts to meet the present load demand.
The proponents said that five-megawatt gensets are what need to be met to establish sufficient reserves in the municipalities of Brooke’s Point, Sofronio Española, and Bataraza.
“The installation of the generator sets are needed to augment the supply deficiency and to reinforce during the power outages in these municipalities,” said the resolution jointly authored by board members Ryan Maminta, Cesario Benedito and Ferdinand Zaballa.
In September, Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO) explained that the total blackout last Thursday night in the city of Puerto Princesa was due to an emergency shutdown of DMCI Power which affected the towns of Narra, Brooke’s Point, Bataraza, Sofronio Espanola, and Roxas.
Currently, the sub-station has a four-megawatt electric supply.
The provision of the electricity in the areas attends to the common need of the residents to avail of the relief of having light and power supply.