ISABEL, Leyte- A liquefied natural gas and a diesel-powered energy sources that are to be established in Isabel are expected to produce 270 megawatts (MW).
Isabel Mayor Saturnino Medina said in an interview that Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), a clean energy source, is estimated to deliver 200 MW and 70MW from the diesel-powered plant.
The two power sources are expected to be operational in 2018 since both power plants are using pre-fabricated materials in the construction of their plants, Medina added.
He further said negotiations on the establishment of LNG are underway while the preparation of requirements for the establishment of the diesel-powered power plant has started like the conduct of a public hearing on November 7.
Medina informed that the foreign investors have planned to put up these two power sources in his town after the intermittent power interruptions affected the operations of the companies of the town’s industrial zone, the Leyte Industrial Development Estate (LIDE).
The power that will be generated by the two power sources will pass in the transmission lines of the Nation Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), the Isabel local chief executive said.
“Both the LNG and the diesel-powered plants will be established in the LIDE area located in Barangay Libertad,” Medina further said.
He informed that these two power investors will boost the town’s income through the payment of local taxes estimated to reach P10-P15 million per quarter beginning 2019.
Medina assured the two power plants will generate big employment opportunities for the residents of the town.
He also attributed the peace and order situation of the town under his terms of office for the confidence of investors to pour their big investments in the town. (PIA)