Hedcor keeps #PositiveEnergy in North Luzon amidst COVID-19
Hedcor recognizes that a secured power supply is one of the most important services there is, which enables the stable operation of our heroes in flattening the COVID-19 curve.
“Hedcor has a special significance in this crisis and it requires a special responsibility. Despite the challenging situation, Hedcor is practicing Facility Quarantine (FQ) on all its hydro plants in Benguet, Mt. Province and Ilocos Sur to ensure unimpeded supply of power,” Justin Lee, a Hydropower Plant Manager said.
Arnold Tandoc, Plant Manager in Ilocos Sur furthered that with FQ, Hedcor stands ready to fulfill its duty to stakeholders—to not only provide Cleanergy (clean and renewable energy) but to also make sure that it is uninterrupted.
“Members of our Operations and Maintenance team are divided into groups, and FQ requires them to stay at the different facilities for 15 days straight alternately. This reduces exposure of the team members-- keeping them, their families and our facilities COVID-19 free”, Ariel Salipan, Plant Manager, explained.
Plant manager, Dondi Laban, added, “FQ is operating in compliance to the ECQ being implemented by the government. With that said, our power plant operators' safety is also our utmost priority. Face-to-face interactions with them are limited. Health check of the team under FQ and disinfection of the facilities are done on a regular basis.
With the Facility Quarantine in place, Hedcor’s 11 run-of-river hydropower plants in Luzon continue to generate a total 142MW 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 mitigate this outbreak.