By: Elena Grace Flores
Real South Pride Production
[VIDEO]: Why is South Korea helping PBBM for the revival of Nuclear Power Plant?
Sources of Electricity
The country’s sources of electricity are; 47% coal, 22% natural gas, 24% renewable energy, and 6% oil. Renewable energy is composed of hydro, geothermal and solar. This can be increased. The same as natural gas since we have resources from Ligwasan and some parts in Mindanao. Plus the possibility of having more from the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant.
The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant
620 megawatts electricity can be produced from the Bataan nuclear power plant. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte asks PBBM to continue his father’s project by signing Executive Order 164. Coal sources are running out. So, it is crucial to find an alternative source.
Why South Korea?
Philippine Nuclear Research Institute Director Carlo Arcilla reveals that South Korea’s offer to rehabilitate the plant is likely. The cost is around $1 billion Most of South Korea’s nuclear power plants are of the same age as the BNPP. They have also recovered the construction expenses in just six years.