New power sub-station rises in Andaya district


Additional power capacity on Andaya’s district now opens new opportunities for growth.

Camarines Sur 1st District Representative Rolando A. Andaya Jr. recently inaugurated the 5MVA power substation and the 69KV sub transmission lines in Sipocot town.

Accompanied by National Electrification Administration (NEA) and Camarines Sur 1 Electric Cooperative (Casureco 1) officials, Andaya expressed happiness over the realization of the projects. The power substation lines worth about P50 million will provide energy to several district towns whose power lines were ravaged by typhoon Reming in 2006.

These two major energy projects, aimed at improving power services in the First District of the province are part of The Bicol Calamity Effort (BCARE) Fund realized thru Andaya’s effort, who was then Budget secretary. The installation of these projects energized the towns of Ragay, Lupi, Libmanan, Cabusao and Sipocot.

“Improved power services would mean additional economic activities in my district. I believe sustained supply of electricity would place the district and the province on the right track of progress,” Andaya said.

Andaya designed the BCARE to facilitate the fast rehabilitation of the Bicol region ravaged by Typhoon Reming in 2006. The congressman made it easier to allocate funds for the project as Budget secretary under the Arroyo administration.

Andaya prioritized the reconstruction of power lines in the region mainly damaged by the typhoon in order to restore back the normal supply of electricity. This 50 million energy projects are part of the said energization.

The 5 MVA power substation will sustain the power demand of the 1st  district while the 69KV sub transmission lines stretching more than 13 kilometers will stabilize power supply of the five towns of the said district.

“My constituents could now consider brownouts they were experiencing for years as memories of the past because of these projects,” he said.

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