The Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO) said it is planning to dispatch power generating units from their supplier, DMCI Powers Inc., to Roxas and Brooke’s Point to help stabilize their electricity supply.
PALECO acting general manager and project supervisor Engr. Nelson Lalas said PALECO is negotiating with DMCI to have four megawatts installed in Roxas while seven megawatts will be installed in Brooke’s Point.
“We have this negotiation. For Roxas, wala tayong problema don dahil yong ECC (Environmental Compliance Certificate) doon ay walang problema. May permit pa ‘yon ng DMCI. Sabi nga nila mapaaga pa before Christmas,” he said.
Lalas also said the on November 27, they will have a strategic planning with DMCI, “Sila mismo kakausapin namin na ma-fast track talaga yong back up,” he said.
Lalas said that if the generating units will be installed in the two towns, PALECO could request National Power Corporation (NPC) to de-energize their transmission line from Brooke’s Point to Narra and same with Roxas to start their massive clearing for vegetation operation.
“Ang sabi ng NAPOCOR ay meron na raw silang contractor na na-award but they cannot clean up this Brooke’s Point transmission line going to Narra because merong kuryente yan. If we can energize this seven megawatt in Brooke’s Point, at least pwede na mapa-andar at de-energize natin yong transmission line so NPC can also expedite their massive clearing,” he said.
The town of Roxas has a demand capacity of 1.7 megawatts while Brooke’s Point has 3.5 to 3.7 megawatts peak of demand.
PALECO said they are aiming to complete the installation by December.