This was the statement of Engr. Joel Martinez the AGM for Engineering of Aklan Electric Cooperative (Akelco).
Martinez gave the statement at the hearing called upon by the Committee of Public Utilities of the Town Council of Malay.
It was learned that Akelco has several sources of electricity.
Currently, there is a surplus in the supply of electricity for Panay which has a total demand of 263 Megawatts (MW). This is contrary to what Negros and Cebu are experiencing wherein the two areas already have possible problem on supply due to demand.
According to Rodson Mayor Jr., the Operations Mgr. of Akelco, there is a supply of 30 MW set for Boracay even though it only consumes 21 MW based on Akelco’s data.
In addition, it is possible that the electric supply for Boracay Island might become insufficient but this might only happen by 2016.
The meeting was called for by the Town Council since it is worried, together with some stake holders that the current insufficient electricity supply in Mindanao might also happen in Boracay and might affect the Tourism Industry in Boracay Island.