FICELCO launches latest bid to reclaim Balongbong power plant

Three decades after the Balongbong Mini-Hydroelectric Power Plant was taken over by the National Power Corporation (NPC), the First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FICELCO) is once again actively seeking the…

Load shedding seen as SUWECO fails to complete gensets’ repair

Brownouts are forecast for the last week of 2021 as Sunwest Water & Electricity Co. (SUWECO) reportedly failed to live up to its vow to repair of its defective diesel…

On giving back to those who helped us before

Last Monday morning, Dec. 27, 2021, a team of 17 personnel from the First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FICELCO) on board a boom truck with man lift, a support truck…

Cong. Sanchez stakes career on vow of sustainable power

“Mangyayari tabi an kuryente na pinangako ko.”With these words, an undaunted Congressman Hector S. Sanchez last week put at stake his personal reputation and political career on his assurance that…

Cong. Sanchez, power firms
take action vs. brownouts

In a meeting with Congressman Hector S. Sanchez last week, the three major players in the Catanduanes island grid have agreed to undertake moves intended to boost power reserves and…

SUWECO delivering just half of its promised 18.15-mW capacity

An analysis of the power supply situation in Catanduanes as of Oct. 14, 2021 shows the grid has available power supply of 16,010 kilowatts, more than enough to address the…