3 ‘big’ firms eye land-based power in Bohol

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3 ‘big’ firms eye land-based power in Bohol

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Three big power companies are mulling to build a land-based power supply in Bohol with the province’s growth, particularly in tourism, as the primary driving factor for the proposed project, a provincial official said.

Provincial Administrator Ae Damalerio said on Friday said that representatives of the firms have already started to conduct a feasibility study on the project and a survey at the possible site of the power plant.

However, Damalerio did not reveal the name of the companies as he noted that the announcement would be made after results of the ocular inspection recently conducted in in Bohol have been released.

The officials of the firms included in its survey fault lines in Bohol to ensure the safety of building their facility in the province.

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Meanwhile, Damalerio also made an assurance that the Bohol Energy Development Advisory Group (BEDAG) is considering each possible measure to attain a land-based power source for Bohol.

He said that the BEDAG and GM Power struck a deal that would boost short term power supply in Bohol while awaiting the decision of investors who have expressed willingness to build a land-based power source.

The government’s efforts to have a power source in Bohol has been driven by the continued dependence of the province in supply from other areas in the region.

On Wednesday, a total blackout affected the entire province following a breakdown at the power plant in Leyte.

In 2013, Bohol experienced power outages for almost a month when Supertyphoon Yolanda lashed neighboring provinces disrupting the provision of power supply to Bohol. (Rey Tutas) 

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