Very promising news! Just recently, the Department of Energy announced that more power plants will be constructed in Bukidnon. This is very good news especially since Bukidnon has had electricity problems and well, you know, what went down with that whole BUSECO disconnection fiasco.
These 10 power plants will be hydroelectric.
Meaning the power plants will involve a dam which will store river water in a reservoir. The water will then be released from the reservoir through a turbine, spinning it, which in turn activates a generator to produce electricity.
Anyway, the 10 hydroelectric power plants that are due to be constructed in Bukidnon will be located in:
The Energy Department shared this news after the inaugural groundbreaking of the 10.6 megawatt Pulanai Hydroelectric Power Plant in the village of Lumbayao, Valencia City, Bukidnon recently.
Meanwhile, Repower Energy Development Corp., which is involved in the Pulanai plant, is also involved in the 4.5-MW Sawaga River mini-hydro power plant in Malaybalay, Bukidnon and the 6.2-MW Katipunan river mini-hydro power plant in Cabanglasan, Bukidnon.
The Pulanai project will employ around 400 people during the construction phase. It is expected to generate more than 74 gigawatt-hours annually from the renewable energy source.
Things are looking up, Bukidnon! Let’s keep our fingers crossed that all these projects will go smoothly.
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