Capiz eyes P1-billion solar power plant

ROXAS CITY – Tapaz mayor Roberto Palomar said that a proposal to establish a P1-billion solar power plant in Brgy. Santa Ana in Tapaz town is expected to address the low voltage and power interruptions in the municipality.

This was disclosed by Palomar following a trip off of power during an interview by Philippine Information Agency with him Aug. 9 at the town hall.

The low voltage and power loss affect the delivery of public services at the municipal hall especially at the Rural Health Unit which houses modern electricity – powered laboratory, dental and optical equipment, among others.

“We will put our own system of generating electricity by putting up a solar plant,” he said, noting that a study is underway for the realization of the renewable energy generation project which can produce at least 10 megawatts of power daily.

He added that the produced power will be sold to the Capiz Electric Cooperative (CAPELCO).

The electric cooperative, which distributes a maximum of 38 megawatts of power daily to its member-consumers provincewide, has not yet committed on the offer.

The plan is in line with Palomar’s vision to make Tapaz as “economic power” of the province. [PIA Alex]

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