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SOCOTECO gears for El Nino, starts mitigating steps

 • 02:37 AM Sat Sep 5, 2015
Edwin Fernandez and Roel Osano/Radyo Bida Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY - The South Cotabato Electric Cooperative (SOCOTECO-1) will utilize its 13 megawatt modular generator sets to fill up the impending lack of power supply due to the upcoming drought.SOCOTECO 1General Manager Santiago Tudio told DXOM-AM that the power cooperative has stand by generator sets that could be use when the need arises.Beside the modular generator set, SOCOTECO has a diesel powered plant in Barangay Paraiso, Koronadal City to provide additional power for the city and nearby town.When completed, the 5-megawatt solar power plant in Surallah, South Cotabato could also augment power supply, Tudio said.The additional power sources would mean a slight increase in consumers' electric bills.Tudio advised consumers to start power conservation now to at least cushion the impact of the dry spell.

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