Hedcor Bukidnon continues #PositiveEnergy amid COVID-19 pandemic
MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon, April 20 — Joining in the efforts of frontliners and the government, Hedcor continues to fulfill its role as the backbone of the community by providing reliable energy to its customers.
To be able to provide the communities’ power demands while complying with the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), Hedcor is currently implementing a Facility Quarantine (FQ) among its operations and maintenance teams in Mindanao.
The teams from Manolo Fortich Hydropower Plants in Bukidnon and the Sibulan-Tudaya Hydros in Davao del Sur have been divided into two groups of maintenance personnel and two groups of operations personnel—each alternately taking 14-15 day facility quarantine shifts—in order to keep the plants running efficiently amid the pandemic.
“The COVID-19 outbreak has no impact on our current energy generation. Employing a ‘doing more with less’ mindset, we are maximizing digital platforms and reprogramming maintenance works and projects, giving priority to those critical to our operations,” said Galen Alova, Hedcor Bukidnon’s grid manager.
With the FQ in place, Hedcor’s 11 run-of-river hydropower plants in Davao City, Davao del Sur, and Bukidnon continue to generate a total 135MW of clean and renewable energy.
Aside from the facility quarantine practiced by Hedcor’s Operations and Maintenance team, the organization has also implemented the work-from-home scheme for its support departments.
To date, around 82 percent of Hedcor’s workforces are now working from home to further help flatten the curve brought by the outbreak. (Jessa John Delos Santos, Hedcor-AboitizPower/PIA Bukidnon)