Alsons Power joins SOCCSKSARGEN Power Summit

Alsons Power Group participated in the recent SOCCSKSARGEN (SOX) Power Summit organized by the Regional Development Council (RDC) XII in collaboration with Mindanao Development Authority (MINDA) and National Economic and Development Administration (NEDA) XII in General Santos City.

The summit served as a pivotal platform dedicated to addressing power-related challenges within the South Cotabato-Cotabato-Sultan Kudarat-Sarangani Province-General Santos City (SOCCSKSARGEN) development cluster. It facilitated meaningful dialogue among a range of stakeholders including power providers, distributors and electric cooperatives, regulators, implementing entities and local government units.

The outcomes of the summit were closely aligned with the “overarching vision outlined in the SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2023-2028 and the Mindanao Energy Plan 2040. The actionable strategies discussed were aimed at driving sustainable development, enhancing energy resilience, and promoting inclusive growth within the SOCCSKSARGEN region.”

“Accessible and cost-effective energy instills confidence, attracting further investor interest in Mindanao,” emphasized MINDA Secretary Maribel Acosta during the summit.

Addressing the present challenges in the power supply brought about by unprecedented heatwave across the country, Energy Secretary Rafael Lotilla assured the public that the agency is “actively collaborating with stakeholders in the power sector to bolster the reliability, availability, and stability of electricity in Mindanao, particularly during periods of increased temperatures.”

Meanwhile, Alsons Power Group reaffirmed its commitment to meeting the power demands amidst the vulnerable power situation caused by rising electricity demand and the EL Nino phenomenon. With a robust portfolio comprising three power facilities totaling 413 Megawatts (MW), Alsons Power Group currently serves over eight million people across 14 cities and 11 provinces in Mindanao. These facilities include the 103-MW Mapalad Power Corporation (MPC) diesel plant in Iligan City, the 100-MW diesel plant operated by Western Mindanao Power Corporation (WMPC) in Zamboanga City, and the 210-MW Sarangani Energy Corporation baseload coal-fired power plant in Maasim, Sarangani Province.

“We have consistently exceeded expectations in our efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of our traditional power plants while remaining steadfast in our commitment to delivering dependable, safe, and cost-effective power to our markets. Going beyond mere compliance with environmental standards, we have outfitted and run our plants to ensure pollutant levels are kept to a minimum,” the Power Firm said.

The Group was represented by Vice President for Legal and Regulatory Compliance Atty. Lumen P. Balboa, Vice President for Corporate Affairs Ruben G. Tungpalan, Community Relations and External Manager Joel E. Aton, Government Relations Manager Monolo T. Labor, and Corporate Communications Senior Supervisor Renante M. Garcia.

Alsons Power is a key player in the power generation company in the Mindanao region, providing stable, reliable, and affordable energy to more than eight million people. Currently, the group is focusing on increasing its renewable capacity, with various renewable energy projects at different stages of development. One of which is the 14.5-MV Siguild Hydro Power Plant in Maasim, Sarangani.

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