SEC coal-fired plant set for commissioning on October PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 February 2015 14:19

MAASIM, SARANGANI – The first 105 MW section of the Alsons Power Group’s 210 MW Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) coal-fired power plant is 89 percent complete and will begin commissioning within the first half of this year.    Commercial operations for the SEC plant’s first 105 MW section are set to commence on October of 2015, with the plant expected to reach its full 210 MW capacity within the fourth quarter next year.

The plant’s initial output of 105 MW will provide power for roughly 3.47 million residents from Sarangani Province, General Santos City, Iligan City, as well as key areas in South Cotabato, Compostela Valley, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur and Davao del Norte. Another 3.8 million residents of Cotabato, South Cotabato and Zamboanga del Norte will also benefit from the project once it runs its full 210MW capacity in 2016.

The SEC plant is one of the first new base load power plants to operate this year, and is seen to help provide a sustainable and lasting solution to the four-year-old Mindanao power shortage.   At US$570 million, the SEC plant is the single largest investment in the Province of Sarangani and the entire Region 12.

Aside from the SEC plant, Alsons Power is developing the 105 MW San Ramon Power, Inc. coal-fired power plant in Zamboanga City with construction slated to commence on the second half of 2015 and expected to begin operating in 2018.

Alsons Power currently operates three diesel plants in Mindanao: Mapalad Power Corporation’s 103 MW plant in Iligan City, the 55 MW Southern Philippines Power Corporation facility in Alabel, Sarangani, and the 100 MW power plant of the Western Mindanao Power Corporation in Zamboanga City.