THE NATIONAL Power Corp. (Napocor) said it has brought energy supply to remote communities across Eastern Samar, so far covering 1,200 households.
“Recently, we have opened facilities in Cagusu-an, Habag, Inapulangan in Guiuan, and Hilabaan and Tikling in Dolores,” Napocor Vice President for Small Power Utilities Group (SPUG) Larry I. Sabellina said in an emailed statement on Wednesday.
In March this year, the government entity switched on its diesel power plants in Casuguran.
Mr. Sabellina added that Suluan, Sta. Monica and Tarnate are “scheduled for energization” by yearend.
Napocor said the agricultural sector stands to benefit from the presence of SPUG’s facilities in off-grid areas.
Under the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001, Napocor is required to bring power to areas not connected to the grid. The entity operates SPUG plants in 189 municipalities across the country. — Angelica Y. Yang