The Alsons Power Group’s Western Mindanao Power Corporation (WMPC) turned over emergency vehicles and medical equipment worth ₱6.4 million to the City Government of Zamboanga at the start of the new year. Under the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Regulation 1-94 (ER 1-94) power generators such as WMPC, allot ₱0.0025 per kilowatt hour of total electricity sales to help fund the host community and local government’s health, electrification, and environmental projects.
In ceremonies held in early January of 2023, Zamboanga City Mayor John Dalipe (4th from the right) received the items; which included six vehicle units, ten laptop computers, facemasks, gloves, and thermal scanners from WMPC Plant Manager Engr. Pete Torrejon (3rd from the left), Alsons Power Consultant Engr. Ruben Conti (3rd from the right) and other representatives of WMPC and Alsons Power.
WMPC operates a 100 mega-watt (MW)diesel plant in barangay Sangali Zamboanga City which began operating in 1997 and remains to be the only major power facility located in Zamboanga City and the entire Zamboanga Peninsula.
The Alsons Power group is Mindanao’s first private sector power generator. The group currently has a portfolio of four power facilities with a total generating capacity of 468 mega-watts (MW) serving over eight million people in 14 cities and 11 provinces in the country’s second largest island.