State-owned National Power Corp. is optimistic more local and foreign tourists will visit Bohol province after extending the services of its power plants in Balicasag Marine Sanctuary and Pamilacan Island to 24 hours.
“Our power plants which used to operate at 8 hours will start its 24-hour operations today as we switch on the additional 80 kilowatts generating sets for each,” said Napocor manager for Visayas operations Pete Lorente.
Prior to the commissioning of the additional generating sets, Balicasag Diesel Power Plant, located in Barangay Poblacion, Panglao, had a dependable capacity of 112 kW and a maximum demand of 46 kW.
Pamilacan diesel power plant in Baclayon, Bohol, meanwhile, has 128 kW of dependable capacity and 55 kW maximum demand.
“With these new gensets, we now have huge reserve capacities that can accommodate additional facilities in the islands,” Lorente said in a statement.
Napocor serves approximately 500 households in both islands which are rapidly becoming the top destinations in the Philippines, along with Boracay, Palawan and Cebu.