ALSONS POWER Group said its 14.5-megawatt (MW) Siguil hydroelectric power plant in Maasim, Sarangani is on track to begin commercial operations next year, noting that construction has proceeded on schedule.

In a statement Monday, Alsons Power said that it is currently developing the P14.5-billion run-of-river project’s power house which will contain the hydropower turbine, generator set, control room, and offices for administration, operations and maintenance.

The Siguil hydro plant intends to supply clean power to “key areas” in the South.

Alsons Power, Mindanao’s first private-sector power generator, operates four power generation facilities with a total capacity of 468 MW.

The group plans to develop at least seven more run-of-river hydro projects in the region.

Alsons Power is an arm of the Alcantara Group and the listed Alsons Consolidated Resources, Inc. — Angelica Y. Yang