New Romblon solar power plant to provide electricity for thousands of households by September

Romblon Power Plant
Aerial view of SUWECO’s 7.5MWp Tumingad solar power plant in Romblon. Photo Courtesy of SUWECO via PIA Romblon.

Thousands of Romblon households can expect reliable electrical supply from the new solar power plant on Tumingad, Odiongan in Tablas Island.

The Tumingad Solar Power Project of Sunwest Water and Electric Company (SUWECO), set on 8.92 hectares of land, was inaugurated on August 21 and will begin supplying power to Romblon households by September.

The plant is expected to deliver 7.5-megawatt peak (MWp) power. The solar power supply, along with SUWECO’s 8.8-megawatt (MW) diesel-powered generators, is expected to address the power problem in the towns of Odiongan, San Andres, Calatrava, San Agustin, Santa Maria, Santa Fe, Alcantara, Looc, and Ferrol.

SUWECO has said in its statement that the Tumingad Solar Power Plant will provide clean, green, and reliable electricity to at least 43,400 households in Romblon.

SUWECO started to construct the Tumingad Solar Power Project in 2018 and is set to connect the solar supply by September to Tablas Island’s Microgrid, considered as the largest Hybrid Solar-Diesel Microgrid with battery in the Philippines. SUWECO entered an agreement with Tablas Island Electric Cooperative, Inc. (TIELCO) to supply the 7.5-megawatt electricity requirement of the archipelagic island province in the MIMAROPA Region.

The Philippines has been innovating on clean energy such as the Tawi-Tawi Floating Solar Farm, the Abra Solar Irrigation System, and Mindoro’s largest Island Solar-Battery Micro-Grid in Southeast Asia.

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