Cebu City Government ‘to go solar’

THE Cebu City Government eyes the use of solar power in all of its buildings, including the City Hall, in a bid to save millions of pesos from electric bills.

Councilor Joel Garganera, committee on energy chairman, told SunStar Cebu on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, that the City spent P230 million in 2021 and P187 million so far this year for its electric consumption.

Garganera said the City can save up to two-thirds once it adopts solar technology in all of the buildings it owns and maintains.

During the City Council's executive session on Tuesday, November 22, representatives from the Aboitiz-Power, Cebu Private Power Corporation and Energy Regulatory Commission were invited to discuss the proposed adoption of the Solar Photovoltaic Technology System.

Garganera’s committee selected the technology because it is eco-friendly and economically beneficial.

It will only cost the City between P5 and P10 million to procure the technology that can produce 100 kilowatt-hour, he said. (IRT, PJB)