Harvey Lanticse | Dec. 15, 2017
In an effort to push for a more balanced energy supply portfolio, Surigao del Sur 1 Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SURSECO 1) recently signed an agreement with AboitizPower subsidiary, Hedcor Bukidnon, for 2 megawatts (MW) of clean and renewable energy supply for its customers in 2018.
SURSECO 1 and Hedcor signed an energy supply agreement on November 9, 2017 at the electric coop’s main office in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. SURSECO 1 General Manager Joceler Moralda represented the electric cooperative while Rolando Pacquiao, Hedcor’s Vice president for operations and maintenance, represented the power generation company.
“We take pride in adding AboitizPower’s cleanergy to our energy supply mix. Like them, we also believe in balance. We are confident that by having a reliable partner like AboitizPower, we will continue to provide efficient electric service to our members-consumers, and to continue to support economic development in our franchise areas.”
-Joceler Moralda, General Manager, SURSECO 1
SURSECO 1 is currently serving 138 barangays from the municipalities of Lingig, Bislig, Tagbina, Barobo, Hinatuan, Lianga, and San Agustin in the province of Surigao del Sur.
SURSECO 1 is the seventh electric cooperative to choose Hedcor’s renewable energy in Mindanao. Hedcor was also the power generator of choice of Zamboanga del Sur Electric Cooperatives 1 and 2 , Zamboanga del Norte Electric Cooperative, Misamis Occidental I Electric Cooperative, Siargao Electric Cooperative, and Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative.
Hedcor currently operates 22 hydro power plants in the country. Five of which are located in Davao City, four in Davao del Sur, 11 in Benguet, one in Mountain Province, and one in Ilocos Sur. These power plants produce a combined 185 MW of clean and renewable hydro power energy.
The 69 Megawatt Hydro Power facility of Hedcor in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon is set to begin its commercial operations in 2017 or early 2018.
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