Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:16 AM March 19, 2018
Consunji unit DMCI Power Corp. (DPC) is investing around P160 million to acquire 11.2 megawatts (MW) of additional capacity to serve “missionary” areas in Masbate and Palawan.
This will involve the purchase of seven new diesel generating sets, which in turn will boost DPC’s generation capacity in the two provinces by 14 percent to 90 MW compared to last year’s level.
“We are expecting a significant increase in power demand in our host provinces this year. We want to ensure that DPC will have reliable power generators to supply our consumers with continuous, sufficient and dependable electricity,” DPC president Nestor Dadivas said in a press statement.
Missionary areas refer to areas that are not connected to the transmission system or main grid.
These are usually the far-flung, remote and unviable areas.
DPC was established in 2006 to provide sufficient and reliable electricity to these missionary areas.
DPC’s total energy sales last year increased by 4 percent from 237.85 GWh to 247.06 GWh. —DORIS DUMLAO-ABADILLA