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PowerSource Philippines signs micro-grid power deal with Palawan government

EBR Staff Writer Published 04 March 2013

Philippines-based micro-grid firm PowerSource Philippines has signed a contract with the Palawan Government to supply electricity to households in Barangay Liminangcong, Taytay.

The Liminangcong region, which is located in the northern part of the Philippine island province, is home to a fishing community.

Under the micro-grid power agreement, signed by Governor Baham Mitra, PowerSource Philippines take over the management of the mini-grid that was established by the government in the area.

The provincial government set up the micro-grid to provide electricity to the fishing community, but has recently witnessed a rise in demand as fishermen seek to store their catches prior to a sale.

The company will also add more facilities, repair and rehabilitate power lines and connect the new facilities to households, reported Electric Light & Power.

PowerSource Philippines is expected to provide 20-24 hours of electricity to the residents of Liminangcong.

PowerSource was selected as the first and only Qualified Third Party to maintain the mini-grids of the Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and National Power Corporation-Small Power Utilities Group (NPC-SPUG).