NPC to decommission its diesel power plants on or before April 1

With the National Power Corporation (NPC) finally pulling out of the Catanduanes grid on or before April 1, 2022, Sunwest Water & Electric Co. (SUWECO) has begun installing seven (7)…

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…

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 justifies long delay in delivery of two hydro projects

A top official of the Sunwest Water & Electricity Co. (SUWECO) last week blamed stringent government regulations for the delay in the construction and completion of its promised hydroelectric power…

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…