The first renewable energy power plant in Barangay Commonwealth, Zamboanga del Sur will soon to rise.
The provincial government officials and Libertad Power and Energy Corporation (LPECO) representatives attended the ground breaking of the six megawatts Biomass Power Plant last Wednesday.
“The first renewable energy project in Zamboanga was a welcome development as it is seen to improve the province’s energy capacity,” Governor Victor Yu said.
Moreover, the residues and agricultural wastes will be burned to generate steam to run the turbine which will generate electricity for the households and establishment.
Yu supported this project due to the benefit of the renewable energy which is mainly being eco-friendly and at the same time it improves the economy.
“The role of that the renewable energy source plays in complimenting the sectors of agriculture and other industries in terms of development,” Yu emphasized.
Further, Engr. Reggie Albano, LPECO project director, advised the resident that they do not have to worry regarding the establishment of the biomass plant.
As cited in the report from the Philippine News Agency, Albano assured the public that the biomass plant is safe.
“It is carbon-neutral and has electrostatic precipitators that will filter out the so-called unborn fuel to prevent it from evaporating to the atmosphere,” Albano stated.
Albano also highlighted that the plant has a great potential because the materials that will be used for the operations are from the surroundings.
“Compared to geothermal, coal and hydro-electric plants, biomass is a practical alternative since it will only use agricultural wastes such as coconut husks, rice straws and rice hulls to be converted into fuel,” Albano said.
Respectively, LPECO will be the one to provide the funds for the establishment of the biomass plant.