July 16, 2024

As part of the effort to foster safety and meaningful collaboration, SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet (SNAP-Benguet), the National Power Corporation (NPC), and the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (Psalm) held the annual public information drives (PIDs) on the Ambuklao and Binga dams and Reservoir Operations.

Around 400 community members of barangays Ambuklao, Dalupirip, and Tinongdan which host Ambuklao and Binga hydro plants were briefed on dam operations and safety measures.

Dam owners NPC and PSALM briefed the community members on flood forecasting and warning, dam safety programs while the Pagasa discussed hydro-meteorological hazards.

The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Bokod and Itogon presented contingency plan as SNAP-Benguet discussed protocols on dam operations under normal conditions, dam Emergency Protocol/Emergency Action Plan, and an overview of the company’s river safety program.

A health and safety campaign called Ang Ligtas at Wastong Aksyon sa Paligid ng Dam (Alwad) was also launched during the PIDs. 

Alwad is SNAP’s unified health and safety information campaign intended to raise community awareness and encourage safe action around the dam vicinities.

It stresses prevention, preparedness, and appropriate response to safety and emergency situations surrounding dams, waterways, and watersheds.

SNAP-Benguet prioritizes safety in its operations. By working together with its partners, they are building a resilient community by providing the knowledge, skills, and resources required to prevent and respond to natural disasters.

SNAP-Benguet, NPC, and Psalm are members of a technical working group that ensures the safe and reliable operation of the Ambuklao and Binga dams.

The dams remain government-owned while the hydropower plants are operated by SNAP-Benguet. – Press release