100-MW power plant to rise to address future power crisis PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 12:39

The Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperatives (AMRECO) is putting up a 100-megawatt power plant in a bid to address the power crisis and to help regulate the power rate in the future here in Mindanao.

Zamboanga del Sur Electric Cooperative-1 (Zamsureco-1) information officer Liberal Cabatcha disclosed that the 100-MW diesel power plant of the GN Power Limited in now under construction in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte and is expected to start operation by 2017.

Cabatcha said the GN Power Limited Company is owned by the Power Sector Aggregator Corporation (PSagCor), a subsidiary corporation of AMRECO.

Twenty-one of the 33 electric cooperatives operating here in Mindanao are members of AMRECO.

Cabatcha said that the GN Power Limited Company will be managed by the AMRECO officials headed by Siargao Electric Cooperative (SIARELCO) General Manager Sergio Dagooc as president and Zamsureco-1 General Manager Jose Raul Saniel as vice-president.

Cabatcha said the GN Power Limited Company will prioritize providing electricity to AMRECO-member electric cooperatives once it starts operations.

However, he said they will also sell power to non-AMRECO member electric cooperatives if there is still excess power. — HDC