NPC President Ma. Gladys Cruz-Sta.Rita, together with the Bicol Operations Division (BOD) and the local government unit, switched on Wednesday the Naro Diesel Power Plant (DPP) in Naro Island, Masbate.

The 160 kw (2x80 kw) power plant will initially light up the Barrio Naro of the island which has 600 households.

After the installation of transmission line hardware in the three other barangays, electricity is expected to reach the entire island which covers around 2,500 households.

Overwhelmed with the warm welcome of the people of the island, President Gladys extended her gratitude to everyone who made the project possible and solicited their support to make the power plant sustainable.

Also present in the inauguration were NPC Vice President for SPUG Edmundo Veloso, BOD Manager Serafin Mercaida, Congressman Scott Davies Lanete, Mayor Edgar S. Condor, Vice Mayor Ramon Abinuman and several barangay captains of the Municipality of Cawayan.