Quezon Power (Philippines), Limited Co. owns and operates the 460MW net coal-fired electric generating facility and the 31-kilometer transmission line in Barangay Cagsiay 1 in the municipality of Mauban, Quezon.
It began commercial operations in May 2000 and to this day continues to deliver power to the Luzon grid through a 25-year power purchase agreement and transmission line agreement with the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco).
Quezon Power is owned by Electricity Generating Public Co. (EGCO) – the first independent power producer (IPP) in Thailand. EGCO was incorporated in May 1992 by Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and was eventually transformed into a public company in March 1994 with investments in power generation and supply as well as comprehensive energy services providing operation, maintenance, engineering and construction services to power plants and other industries in Thailand and overseas.
Considered a trailblazer in the Philippine power industry, the Quezon Power’s Mauban Power Project is recognized as the first Build-Own-Operate power project in the country and the first one that did not require a sovereign guarantee from the Philippine government.
Quezon Power remains committed to its Sustainable Development Program which helps thousands of residents in Mauban who are beneficiaries of much-needed assistance in the areas of education; livelihood and skills development; health; environmental; infrastructure development; community relations; and host community benefits.
Robust Safety Program
Quezon Power boasts of maintaining an excellent safety record since commercial operations started. The team has developed and maintains written safety procedures, completes annual health and safety training and uses an established behavior-based safety program called STOP to encourage employees to plan and observe all tasks carefully to prevent injury.
The company also prides itself on being a world-class facility with first class amenities run by highly skilled workers. To continuously motivate and enhance the productivity of employees, everyone is given responsibility for different aspects of the project that directly impact the well-being of both employees and the project. Senior management created four committees to help operate the plant at optimum level:
- Health and Safety Committee alms to promote safety as a way of life for all employees, contractors and visitors and to provide a safe working environment;
- Environmental Committee promotes conservation, preservation, restoration and environmental education among Quezon Power employees and visitors;
- Wellness Committee promotes the general welfare of the employees by providing better quality of life through improved amenities, facilities and quality service; and
- Housekeeping Committee reinforces a culture of cleanliness and teamwork at the plant site through regular housekeeping competitions among various employee teams. The competition has resulted in a very positive Image for the plant as one of the cleanest coal-fired power plants in the country.