PSA REPORTS NCR’s ECONOMY
ACCELERATED TO 6.6% IN 2015
By: Demetrio M. Granada, Jr.
In the 2015 Report on the Regional Economy of the National Capital Region (NCR) News Conference conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Quezon City on 28 July 2016, it was reported that NCR’s economy as measured by its Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) accelerated from 5.9% in 2014 to 6.6% in 2015.
Services remained the largest contributor to NCR’s economy at 81.1% of total domestic production. While Industry and Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing (AHFF) delivered 18.7% and 0.2% of the region’s total output, respectively.
TURN-OVER OF EIGHT PRES (8) MICROGRID PLANTS
UNDER BLEP / SEP PROJECT
By: Charisse N. Mediavillo
A total of eight (8) PRES micro-grid plants in Masbate were turned-over to their corresponding Cooperatives as of May 2016. These are part of the 154 micro-grid plants constructed by NPC in Masbate and Ticao under the Philippine Rural Electrification Service (PRES) Project. A Micro-Grid system-is a low voltage (240V) network serving a small cluster of load (less than 15 kW) both owned and operated by National Power Corporation.
The Barangay Line Enhancement Program (BLEP) and Sitio Electrification Program (SEP) of the National Electrification Administration (NEA) has reached the locations of the 8 PRES micro grid plants of NPC. Thus, the consumers connected to the micro grid plants were transferred to the cooperative distribution system. Thereby, enjoying 24/7 hours service compared to the 5 hours daily operations of the PRES micro grid plants.
ERC ISSUES CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE (COCs) TO
4 SPUG POWER GENERATION FACILITIES (PGFs)
By: Ramil C. Lucero
The ERC has approved the regular COCs of SPUG’s Diesel Power Plants located at the different missionary areas in Camarines Sur, N. Samar, Bohol and Catanduanes Provinces for a period of 5 years.