Electricity in Iloilo - Philippines
Power supply in the Philippines has been stable in the last 5 years, with the help of various private power suppliers that help the national government provide electricity, like in some parts of the Visayas, especially Iloilo. Although there have been issues on Iloilo electricity that urgently need to be addressed, remedial measures are on the way.
Capiz, Negros Occidental, and Iloilo are among provinces supplied by private power suppliers, aside from the National Power Corporation or the NAPOCOR. These private corporations, some of which are cooperative organizations locally based, help keep power supply in the Philippines stable. Especially in Iloilo where a total 15 megawatts of power supply are needed presently to stabilize Iloilo electricity, various local Iloilo power suppliers join hands with NAPOCOR to make sure that Iloilo electricity requirements are met especially in 2011 when the government is expected to privatize NAPOCOR.
Iloilo electricity needs are monitored and resolved by electric cooperatives based in Panay and Guimaras islands. Forming the Panay-Guimaras Power Consortium or PGPC are 7 electric and power cooperatives determined to keep Iloilo fully productive even beyond 2011 by continually looking for power source alternatives. In fact, not only the PGPC, but the national government is open to alternative power sources to keep power supply in the Philippines stable.
The PGPC aims to look for the cheapest possible source of power for Iloilo electricity to be fully functional and sustainable. The whole world, in fact, is after a cheap, environment-friendly, but sustainable power source. Iloilo electricity, the power block deems, should have no less. And with recent researches and developments on alternative power supply in the Philippines, this should not be a far-fetched solution.
There are coal, biomass, and hydroelectric power supplies being eyed for Iloilo electricity. Such means are being used in part to sustain power supply in the Philippines, and they are figuring out how these could be harnessed more for Iloilo electricity.
So far, the power players interested in supplying Iloilo electricity are Global Business Corporation (a partner of DM Consunji Inc.) and Trans-Asia Oil. Global and DM Consuji, Inc. are gearing towards a coal-powered Iloilo electricity similar to what other provinces have to keep the power supply in the Philippines going.
The privatization of NAPOCOR is expected to affect Iloilo electricity by 2010 and 2011, but the local power cooperatives are taking pains this early to prepare for the expected major power adjustments. They are hell-bent on keeping Iloilo businesses and consumers assured of steady power supply at the present time and in the future.