The Philippine Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has issued certificate of compliance to Apo Cement Corporation, giving it the green light to operate as independent power producer. This will be a modification from the previous issuance of the regulatory body allowing the cement firm to run as self-generation facility.
APO’s power facility has aggregate installed capacity of 67.20mW, comprising of six diesel engine generating units. This is complemented by a 370kW emergency diesel generating set, sited in Tina-an in Naga, Cebu.
ERC chairperson Zenaida Cruz-Ducut vouched that they have fully checked and validated “APO to be compliant to financial, technical and environmental standards” and that it is capable to operate viably.
Somehow, the ERC chief noted, the facility is expected to help ease the lingering power supply shortages in Visayas, as she noted that the regulator makes sure “only qualified entities are allowed to operate so that a stable supply of quality electricity service is guaranteed at the most affordable cost to consumers.”