Two Sarangani Province-based subsidiaries of the Alsons Power Group recently planted 500 more trees to add to the over 2 million trees that the group has planted in the province over the years.
The Alsons Power subsidiaries that spearheaded the planting of the additional 500 seedlings are: Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) which owns and operates the 210 mega-watt (MW )baseload thermal power plant in the municipality of Maasim, and Siguil Hydro Power Corporation (SHPC) which is developing a 14.5 MW run- of- river hydroelectric power plant currently under construction at the Siguil River basin and set to begin operating before the end of 2023.
Sarangani Energy Corporation
“Protecting our watersheds by providing forest cover is a concrete manifestation of our brand promise to Power with Care,” said Alsons Power Vice President for Corporate Affairs Ruben G. Tungpalan.
The planting activity was held at the SEC power plant’s Community Watershed Protection Project site in Sitio Datal Basak in celebration of the 7th anniversary of SEC. The SEC plant began operating in 2016 and played a pivotal role in ending the power shortage in Mindanao. SEC and SHPC were joined by partners from the community, the Provincial Government and the LGU.
Siguiil Hydropower Corporation
Alsons Power is Mindanao’s first private sector power generator. The group currently operates four power facilities with a total generating capacity of 468 MW serving over eight million people in 14 cities and 11 provinces in the country’s second largest island.