Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC) operates and maintains a 15MW conventional power plant in Semirara Island. The facility uses circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology to generate safe, reliable electricity for the island residents.
With CFB technology, up to 95 percent of pollutants can be absorbed before being emitted to the atmosphere. Aside from being the sole supplier of electricity in the island, SMPC remits royalties to Brgy. Semirara, which allows island residents to enjoy cheaper electricity rates.
At P5.60 per kilowatt hour, the electricity rates in Semirara Island is one of the cheapest nationwide—at least P3.00 lower than the country’s highest electricity rate.
Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation installed eight solar power street lights in Brgys. Guinabon and Lomboy in Sta. Cruz, Zambales to lower electricity costs, while ensuring the safety of motorists and pedestrians in the areas.