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Monday, May 29, 2017

DOE Wants Better Energy Facilities for Mindanao


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With the improving peace and order situation in Marawi City, Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi in coordination with the Inter-Agency Task Force on Securing Energy Facilities (IATFSEF) wants to map out a plan to secure all energy facilities in Mindanao.

​At the same time, Cusi said the Department of Energy and other concerned agencies should look into the opportunities offered by the present situation to work closely to build a better energy infrastructure and a more resilient energy system in Mindanao.

The IATFSEF continues to push for quality and reliable delivery of basic energy services to Marawi and the province of Lanao del Sur amid ongoing military operations against remnants of the Maute group.

The National Power Corporation-Mindanao Generation (NPC MinGen) declared that the operations of Power Plants in Marawi City and the Lanao area are back to normal.

​As of 8:38 a.m. Sunday (29 May), NPC MinGen reported that Agus 1 Hydroelectric Power Plant (HEPP) with 2 units generated a total 33 megawatt (MW); Agus 2 HEPP with 2 units generated a total of 79 MW; Agus 4 HEPP with 3 units generated a total of 77 MW; Agus 5 HEPP with 2 units generated a total 32 MW; Agus 6 HEPP with 2 units generated a total 40 MW; 6. Agus 7 HEPP with 2 units generated a total of 25 MW; and Pulangi 4 HEPP with 2 units generated a total 37 MW.

​NPC MinGen also reported that it continues to monitor the other engineering aspects, including the Lake Lanao elevation and the discharge of water to efficiently run the Agus-Pulangi Hydro Electric Power Plant Complex.

​The Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LASURECO) likewise submitted to the IATFSEF the current power supply situation in its franchise area.

​As 10:20 a.m. Saturday (28 May) LASURECO reported that the 1st District of Lanao del Sur comprising 15 municipalities and the 2nd District comprising 16 municipalities are already 100% energized.

​The power facility also said Marawi City is 40% energized and the 3 municipalities in Lanao del Norte are 100% energized.

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