Inauguration of Solong Mini Hydro, Set This February

VIRAC, Catanduanes (PIA)- The inauguration of the Solong mini hydro power plant with a 3.6 power generation is scheduled this February, 2011 after almost two years of construction.

According to project manager G. FLoro Barrameda of Sunwest Water and Electric Company (SUWECO), there’s still no exact day set for the inauguration because it will depend on the availability of the schedule of the guest speaker.

Hitoma 1 and 2 of Barangay Obi, Caramoran will also be inaugurated on the same date. According to Barrameda, since last week of January, they already started supplying with FICELCO from 1.6 to 2.6 megawatts power generations depending on the request of the Cooperative.

If operation will be full-blast, according to the contract they can supply up to 3.6 megawatts from the two sources from Hitoma 1 and 2 with 1.5 and Solong with 2.1 megawatts. At present, the power plant is still under dry run and will be stable this year.

The mini hydro power plant is also expected to help in solving the current power supply condition in the province.(PIA/Catanduanes)

By EA Bagadiong

Source: PIA Press Release

Thursday, February 03, 2011