ERC clears eight power companies
The Energy Regulatory Commission granted provisional authorities to operate and issued certificates of compliances to eight generation companies to avert power supply shortages in the dry months.
The regulator gave the provisional authorities to operate to Peakpower San Francisco Inc. for its 5.2-megawatt diesel power plant in Barangay San Francisco, Agusan Del Sur; Peakpower Bukidnon Inc. for 10.42-MW diesel plant in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon; SMC Consolidated Power Corp., unit 1 of its Limay coal plant with a capacity of 150 MW in Limay, Bataan; and SPC Power Corp. for its Power Barge 104 diesel power plant (Units 2 and 3) with a 16-MW capacity and black start diesel engine generator with 0.6 MW, both in Ubay, Bohol.
“With the approvals of PAOs and COCs to generation companies, power supply will be augmented as additional power will be injected into the grid. This will keep a stable power supply especially during the coming summer months when the demand for electricity is expected to increase drastically,” ERC chairperson Agnes Devanadera said