WeatherPhilippines and Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) signed a partnership agreement last February for the installation of a new automated weather station (AWS) at the latter’s new power plant.
The new weather station joins the existing network of 124 AWS in Mindanao and will help local governments and businesses utilize accurate weather data for disaster-preparedness, agriculture, and business continuity. Communities will also be able to make informed decisions in combating El NiÃ±o and the recent grassfires in Sarangani.
“This is a good tool for the power plant’s main and port operations which includes pro-active monitoring of potential typhoons and disaster related risks for the plant,â€ said SEC Plant Manager Jori Liimatta.
The AWS in Mindanao are installed in priority meteorological sites identified by WeatherPhilippines meteorologists as locations and areas frequently affected by weather disturbances.
Currently, WeatherPhilippines has 777 AWS deployed all over the Philippines. The localized weather information derived from this extensive network can be accessed via weather.com.ph, and the free WeatherPhilippines mobile application.