Alsons assures power for May 13 elections PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 May 2013 11:00

Alsons power, the Alcantara Group’s power project development and power generation management business unit, has announced that all three of its operating power facilities in Mindanao will be on full alert and ready to respond to any power-related contingency during the critical period starting 12 am of Sunday, May 12, until 12 am of Tuesday, May 14.

Alsons Power Group Vice President for operations Edgar D. Sevilles has issued a directive to the plant managers of the revamped Mapalad Power Corporation in Iligan city, the 55 megawatt Southern Philippines Power Corporation in Alabel, Sarangani, and the 100 megawatt Western Mindanao Power Corporation in Zamboanga city to ensure that the facilities are able to provide a steady uninterrupted supply of power to the Mindanao grid within the period mentioned.

All leaves of absence of plant personnel have been cancelled and all essential operations personnel will be on duty during this time, Sevilles said.

Sevilles added that Alsons power will initiate procedures to make certain that supply of fuel is adequate and all engines are on “hot” mode and ready to address any contingency related to the power supply within the areas of coverage of the three plants.

The Alsons power plants will be in constant coordination with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), the National Power Corporation (NPC) and the Department of Energy (DoE), Sevilles added. — BJ