Alsons’ Sarangani coal plant awaits ERC go-signal
THE ALSONS Power Group’s Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) announced on Monday the completion of key tests under the commissioning stage for the first 105 megawatt (MW) unit of its 210-MW base load coal-fired power plant and is now waiting for the certificate of compliance (COC) from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).
In a statement, the company said it is now in the final stages of commissioning preparatory to the start of its $570-million plant’s commercial operations within this month.
“We are confident, that the ERC will be able to issue the COC at the soonest time possible as we have already completed all the requirements. Any delay in the start of commercial operations would be a gross disservice to the people who have long been waiting for an end to the power crisis,” Nicandro R. Fucoy, Alsons Power vice-president for project implementation and head of coal operations, was quoted in the statement as saying.
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