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Palm Concepcion Power Corporation: News and Updates

Palm Concepcion Power Corporation

Palm Concepcion Power Corporation: In response to the foreseen power capacity requirements in the Visayas region, Palm Concepcion Power Corporation (PCPC) developed a base load power plant in Concepcion, Iloilo using the circulating fluidized bed combustion (CFBC) with re-heat technology.

In 2013, PCPC started constructing the first 135-megawatt unit with steam turbine and generator manufactured by Alstom. The plant started commercial operations in August 2016. Nine (9) distribution utilities and electric cooperatives have signed up with PCPC for their base load power capacity requirements.

At present, PCPC is fulfilling its purpose by serving the needs of its customers, helping ensure that homes and businesses have reliable and affordable power supply, while upholding its commitment to the environment and host communities in the process.”

Update as of May 2021:Palm Concepcion Power Corp Provides Smart Tablets for Scholars. Palm Concepcion Power Corp. (PCPC) recently turned over android tablets and storage devices to their seven scholars, to assist the students in their e-learning.

“We can now answer our examinations and quizzes easier because of our new tablets compared to when we were still using just mobile phones. I am really thankful to PCPC not just for this donation, but more so, for sparing our family from the worries of sustaining my studies,” Kaye Cerujano, one of the PCPC Bright Scholars said.

According to Cerujano, 1st year BS Criminology student of the University of Iloilo, their monthly stipend as scholars is already a big help especially in providing them load for internet connectivity, but the tablets will help them excel more in blended learning.

Ms. Anna Lynn Derpo, PCPC Vice President for Corporate Services and Affairs said that they learned that most of their scholars do not have personal computers and struggle coping with class requirements, hence, the decision to provide them additional resources such as tablets and memory cards.

During the turnover last May 6, 2021, a brief mentoring session was also conducted led by the Acting Plant Manager of the PCPC Power Plant. PCPC, the owner of the 135-Megawatt CFBC Power Plant in Concepcion, launched the PCPC Bright Scholarship Program in 2016 for qualified students from low-income families in the municipality who are excelling in academics and leadership.

At the same time, on April 26, PCPC’s affiliate, Peakpower Bukidnon Inc., a diesel power plant in Bukidnon donated tablets and storage devices to two of its scholars studying in Bukidnon State University. Aside from supporting their scholars, PCPC and its affiliates are also consistent in providing educational materials and care kits (PPEs, alcohol, and face masks) to schools in their host communities.

As the scholars call it, the tablets and memory cards given to them are an “unexpected blessing.” The seven PCPC scholars are currently on a blended learning system with the college institutions they are in: Central Philippine University (CPU), Phinma University of Iloilo (Phinma UI), Western Visayas State University (WVSU), and Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College Estancia (NIPSC Estancia). Inset photo: Scholars of PCPC’s affiliate, Peakpower Bukidnon Inc. were also given tablets and memory cards. The two scholars are from Bukidnon State University.

Update as of April 2023: Concepcion Power Plant among BOC top importers in 2022. Power provider Palm Concepcion Power Corporation (PCPC) was recognized as the top 2 importer in 2022 by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Iloilo during the awarding ceremony on March 17, 2023.

The lawful payment of duties and taxes of PCPC allowed BOC to exceed its collection target for the year 2022, “resulting to breakthrough accomplishments of the Port of Iloilo.”

PCPC is the owner of the 135-Megawatt Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion Power Plant in Concepcion, Iloilo. It provides energy supply to Panay, Negros, and areas of Visayas.

In photo: L-R BOC-Port of Iloilo District Collector Ciriaco D. Ugay together with PCPC Assistant Vice President for Supply Chain, Ma. Paz Dolores M. Alipio, and PCPC President and CEO Nicandro Fucoy.

Update as of April 2023: PCPC Signs Contract for Solar Farm. Palm Concepcion Power Corporation (PCPC) recently signed a contract for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a 5.57-megawatt solar photovoltaic project. The project is said to cost around P260 million and will be located inside the PCPC Power Plant facility in Barangay Nipa, Concepcion, Iloilo. Its target date of completion is by the fourth quarter of 2023.

PCPC, the owner of the Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion (CFBC) Power Plant in Concepcion Iloilo, signed the EPC Contract with China Energy Engineering Corporation to its affiliated firm, the China Energy Group Northeast No. 1 Electric Power Construction Co. Ltd. (NEPC) last April 25, 2023.

The solar farm project is one of Juxtapose Ergo Consultus Inc.’s (JECI) initiatives to achieve its target of 800 megawatts capacity by 2030. JECI, the management company of PCPC and Peakpower Energy Inc. (PEI), is expanding its portfolio to renewable energy technologies, either directly connected to the grid or embedded in the distribution utilities.

JECI-managed power plants have an existing installed capacity of 190 megawatts. This includes the PCPC’s 135-megawatt CFBC power plant in Iloilo province and the 55-megawatt diesel-fired PEI power generating facilities in Mindanao.

About the photo (from L-R): Sealing the solar farm deal are the PCPC and NEPC officials PCPC Chief Operating Officer Winifredo Pangilinan; PCPC Senior Vice President, Technical Advisor Edwin Ladignon; PCPC President and CEO Nicandro Fucoy; NEPC Power Construction Corp. President Jiang Zhimin; PCPC Vice President for Business Development and Market Operations Alfie Miras; NEPC Project Manager Yi Jingyou; and PCPC Assistant Manager for Business Development Kenneth Jorigue.

Update as of December 2023: PCPC Donates Service Vehicle Donation to Concepcion LGU. Palm Concepcion Power Corporation (PCPC) extended a helping hand to the Municipality of Concepcion last October 24, 2023, by donating a brand-new van, a vehicle earmarked to fortify the logistical and transportation needs of the municipality. Concepcion Mayor Milliard Villanueva, together with Vice Mayor Yen Ortiz, expressed their gratitude for the initiative.

The turnover ceremony was attended by PCPC officials including Rene Marlon Castigador, Plant Manager; Noel Dorego, Corporate Affairs Manager; Ace Escaniel, Security Head, and other members of the Corporate Affairs Group.

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