The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has recently issued Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) to DMCI Power Corporation (DPC) – Palawan for its 15MW Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Thermal Power Plant Project, with a capability to utilize renewable fuel – biomass located at Brgy. Bato-Bato, Narra, Palawan.
In an official statement released by the DMCI Power – Palawan, it stated that the ECC is supported by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development’ Strategic Environmental Plan (PCSD – SEP) clearance, local endorsements and necessary permits needed for the project.
Moreover, the project was recently certified as an Energy Project of National Significance (EPNS) by the Department of Energy (DOE) in line with Pres. Duterte’s call to stabilize the power supply in Palawan.
The statement added that the thermal power plant is likewise in compliance with the Power Supply Agreement between DPC and PALECO, which was awarded through a Competitive Selection Process (CSP) last July 2012.
Furthermore, the project is expected to benefit the Palawenos with a more stable and reliable power plant capable of running continuously (24/7). Likewise, the operation of the said power plant will ultimately benefit all PALECO’s member-consumers of a lower electricity rate once the provision on the removal of the Universal Charge for Missionary Electrification (UC-ME) subsidy will be implemented as provided under DOE Circular 2019-01-0001.
DPC – Palawan assures the public that all terms and conditions set forth by the ECC will be strictly followed as well as its compliance to all environmental standards with its new technology.