Olango brownouts solved with 2 new power plants set to go online

By: Futch Anthony Inso - Multimedia Correspondent - CDN Digital | February 27,2021 - 12:56 PM

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan inspects the newly completed power plant in Olango Island during the ceremonial switch on of power on February 25. | Photo courtesy of Lapu-Lapu PIO

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Residents in Olango Island, Lapu-Lapu City will no longer experience a daily rotational brownout, after the power supplier of Mactan Electric Company (MECO), Total Power, finished the construction and installation of two additional power plants in the island.

On Thursday, Chan attended the ceremonial opening of the two power plants, which would be expected to generate additional 2,000 kilowatts of power supply.

Chan said that currently, Total Power has an existing two 750 kilowatt generators in Olango Island, but only one of them is functional which resulted to rotational brownouts in the island.

“1,200 kilowatts ang power requirement sa tibuok Olango Island. So sa pagkaguba sa usa. Dili na siya kapaigo sa pag-supply og kuryente sa tibuok isla,” Chan said.

(The whole Olango Island will require 1,200 kilowatts of power requirement. So when one of the power plants was not working. The power was not enough to supply the whole electric requirement of the island.)

Chan, however, said that the new power plants would still need to get synchronized to the power grid, wherein after 10 days, it would become fully functional.

Read: In Photos: Exploring Olango Island

With this development, the mayor said he believed that this would attact investors to the island.

“Pwede nata mo-invite og more investors because we now have a stable power supply. We also have pending housing, retirement home, and water desalination project in Olango,” he added.

(We can now invite more investors here because we now have a stable power supply. We also have pending, housing, retirement home, and water desalination projects in Olango.)

Aside from this, Chan is also inviting more power distributor companies to invest in Olango Island.

/dbs

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