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Olango Island gets 24/7 electricity to lure investors

Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) - February 26, 2021 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard "Ahong" Chan led in the ceremonial switch-on of the 3,600 kilowatts power plant in Olango Island yesterday.

Chan said that this would mean that the island will now have 24/7 electricity after the installation of the power plant that initially operates at 1,000 kwh.

“Modaghan na unya ang mga investors nga moanhi dinhi. Ang atong mga negosyante diri dili na mahadlok mag negosyo kay naa man tay kuryente ug sobra pa gani sa atong konsumo sa kuryente sa matag adlaw,” said Chan as interviewed via his Facebook page.

Mactan Electric Company general manager Gilbert Pagobo said that initially the power plant operates at 1,000 kwh per day and another 1,000 kwh per day will operate in the next 30 days.

“Ang power demand diri sa isla kay 1,000 kwh per day to 1,200 kwh per day kay magdepende man ni sa gamit ug sa temperatura. Kay kung init, mas daghan og nagkinahanglan sa kuryente pero og tingbugnaw moubos pud ang konsumo sa kuryente,” said Pagobo.

Chan viewed the switch-on ceremony as freedom from darkness or “kagawasan gikan sa kangitngit” which he considered as a dream come true for every Olangohanon to have a 24/7 electricity.

“Namunga na ang atong kawsa sa pagtinabangay, katumanan na kini sa atong pangandoy nga dugay na atong gidamgo,” said the mayor who toured the said power plant. — GMR (FREEMAN)

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