Friday, April 11, 2014

Bicol moves towards cleaner energy sources

A hydropower plant in this island province of Catanduanes is helping locals avoid the nightmare of an intermittent power supply during the summer season.
Bicol moves towards cleaner energy sources through hydropower plants
Estimated to be worth around P800 million, the hydropower plant supplies at least 6.5 megawatts of the island province’s electrical needs.

Reportedly, the power plant has been enjoying the support of Catandunganons for the six years that it has been in operation because the power plant is able to provide clean and sustainable energy for their needs.

The plant, which is owned by Bicolano businessman Elizaldy S. Co, is a project of Sunwest Group of Companies.

Co maintains that this move towards renewable energy is an indication that Bicol is interested in reducing dependency on imported and pricey fossil fuels.

Meanwhile, in Camarines Sur, an hydropower plant called the Bicol Hydropower Corp. recently inked an agreement with the Camarines Sur II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CASURECO II) to supply a portion of the electrical needs of Camarinenses. Bicol Hydropower Corp.'s rate is P4.75 per kilowatt-hour, according to the agreement.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM
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