Consunjis spend P745M to boost power capacity in Masbate

DMCI Power Corp. (DPC) spent around P745 million to install an additional 11 megawatts (MW) in Masbate, boosting its total installed capacity in the province by 21 percent.

“One plant is already operational while the other is set to run within the month. These investments are in line with our commitment to provide adequate, reliable and dependable power supply in missionary areas,” said DPC president Antonino E. Gatdula, Jr.

DPC, an off-grid energy player sales in Masbate increased by 11 percent from 100 gigawatthours (GWh) to 111GWh for the nine months ending September on robust demand.

Last November 4, DPC deployed and operated a 3MW diesel plant in Pio V. Corpuz.

Meanwhile, final testing and commissioning of an 8MW diesel power plant in Cataingan is underway. The Cataingan plant is targeted to go online by mid-December.

With the additional plants, DPC now has a consolidated installed capacity of 148MW located across Masbate, Palawan and Oriental Mindoro. Its energy portfolio includes diesel, bunker and thermal.

“Next year, we are targeting to include solar energy in our mix. We have a 4MW solar plant that’s set to operate in Masbate by 4th quarter of 2023,” Gatdula said,

DPC was established in 2006 to energize the small and remote islands in the country that are not connected to the main power grid. It is currently the biggest off-grid power provider in the Philippines.

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