DAVAO CITY—The Alcantara and Sons (Alsons) is set to run its second power plant in Sarangani following its completion of commissioning tests early this year.
The Alsons-owned Sarangani Energy (SE) Corp. has set its eyes on accepting supply contracts from its second 105-megawatt (MW) power plant.
It said its power plant could help supply power to blackout- and brownout-prone areas such as Davao del Sur, Misamis Oriental, North Cotabato, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur, and the cities of Dapitan, Digos, Dipolog, Koronadal, Kidapawan and Pagadian.
The other areas in South Cotabato that were not being serviced by its first 105-MW unit may avail themselves of the second power plant.
The first power plant started commercial operation in 2017.
Aside from SE Corp.’s coal-fired plant, the company was also investing $650 million in renewable energy for the next six years starting with a 15-MW run-of-river hydroelectric power plant project in Siguil River also located in Maasim, Sarangani.