Hedcor continues #PositiveEnergy amid COVID-19 pandemic
Joining 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 to the Enhanced Community Quarantine, Hedcor is currently implementing a Facility Quarantine (FQ) among its operations and maintenance teams in Mindanao.
The teams from the Manolo Fortich Hydropower Plants in Bukidnon and the Sibulan-Tudaya Hydros in Davao del Sur have been divided into 2 groups of maintenance personnel and 2 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.” said Galen Alova, Hedcor Bukidnon’s grid manager. “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,” Alova added.
This is also the case for the Sibulan-Tudaya Grid in Davao del Sur.
“While the outbreak pushed us to work with a leaner group since we need to divide the team to have a contingency in case one team gets infected, the generation remains to be up and efficient,” said grid manager Cris Fuentecilla.
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 workforce are now working from home to further help flatten the curve brought by the outbreak.