Napocor rejects calls to shut down San Roque Dam

San Roque Dam

The state-run National Power Corporation (Napocor) on Tuesday rejected a call by Pangasinan mayors to stop the operations of San Roque Multi-Purpose Dam (SRMPD) for fear that it might collapse and devastate the province.
Dennis Gana, spokesman of Napocor, which owns San Roque Dam, told reporters in a press briefing in Malacañang that decommissioning the dam would deprive millions of its benefits.

Among the services that the dam provides, according to Gana, are employment-related activities; irrigation water for Pangasinan; power generation of 400-500 megawatts “at any given time,” which contributes to the Luzon Grid; and its flood mitigation capability.

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