Strategic Planning for Power Development Set in Catanduanes

VIRAC, Catanduanes, Jan.5 (PIA)- A strategic planning for power development in Catanduanes is scheduled at the end of January.

The purpose of the planning session is to make the province of Catanduanes an attractive destination for potential investors with an ever dependable supply and reasonable cost of electricity, to tackle issues and concerns related to local power generation and distribution, to discuss burning consumer concerns on refund of meter deposits, and rate reduction.

The session also hopes to gather valuable inputs from workshop representatives of the provincial government of Catanduanes, National Power Corporation (NPC), First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative Inc. (FICELCO), and Sun West Corporation.

Two staffs from the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) regional office V will serve as facilitators during the workshop. Participants are the municipal mayors; municipal planning development officers; Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) chairmen on appropriations, energy, trade and industry; representatives from the DENR, DTI, DOST, private business, and consumer organizations.

Expected output is to come up with doable action plan and an integrated workable medium-term development plan for the improvement and sustainability of a reliable and low-cost power in Catanduanes.

by EA Bagadiong
Source: PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 06, 2011