NPC boosts the power supply of Sibutu Island in Tawi-Tawi
Around 2,000 households in Sibutu Island benefit from an enhanced power supply as NPC switches on four (4) units of 300 kW generating sets in its Sibutu and Tandubanak diesel power plants.
The additional capacities programmed in NPC’s Missionary Electrification Plan 2021-2025 brought the power plants’ rated capacities to 1.386 MW and 1.045 MW, respectively. This is seen to greatly aid the island residents who mostly make a living through agriculture and fishing. Both power facilities also grant 24/7 electricity to the households.
Launching ceremonies to the said power plants were led by NPC SPUG Mindanao Operations Department and the local government.
NPC, as mandated by the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001, is tasked to provide reliable electricity in off-grid/ far-flung islands and communities. As of January 2022, it operates 280 SPUG plants in 190 municipalities across 35 provinces, serving around 800,000 households in the countryside.