SMC wants to build 3 power plants in Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi

18 Jan

business.inquirer.net 16 Jan, 2017

San Miguel Corporation plans to build power plants in the Western Mindanao southernmost island chain, an area where lack of economic opportunities have helped banditry and a four-decade-old Muslim insurgency fester. The SMC plan is in response to the government’s call for greater investments in this region. The plan is to construct three 58-MW coal-fired electricity generation plants, one each for the island groups of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. The planned power facility would use the latest circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology to reduce emission and help protect the ecosystem of the islands.

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