NIA DavNor adopts Solar Power System; the first among NIA Offices

By: Shierly Rose L. Distor, Economist A

NIA Region XI Regional Manager Engr. Jimmy Apostol (in the center), alongside Davao del Norte IMO Division Manager Engr. Larry C. Franada, Fr. Nitz Lozano, and Davao del Norte IMO employees at the inauguration ceremonies

NIA Davao del Norte launched its Three-Way Power House on June 17, 2022, which highlights the solar power system, the first among all NIA offices in the country. A holy mass was offered to commence the event, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site.

Rites of blessing at the site officiated by Fr. Nitz Lozano

NIA XI Regional Manager Engr. Jimmy Apostol led the inauguration, along with Davao del Norte IMO Division Manager Engr. Larry Franada. Employees were also present during the event.

The installation of 35 solar panels started on November 4, 2021, and was completed on February 2, 2022.

Aerial view of the installed solar panels at the Admin Building of Davao del Norte IMO

The solar power system, with a total project cost of 2,500,000.00 pesos, aims to reduce the electricity consumption of the office as well as act as a contingency in case of a power outage. It is an efficient energy source for electricity since solar energy is renewable. In addition, the excess electricity generated can be sold to Davao Light & Power Company, the main provider of electricity for the office. Thus, additional income can be generated by the office.

NIA Davao del Norte commits to taking initiatives that are innovative by creating projects that are climate change-resilient and cost-efficient, in support of the agency’s thrust for sustainability.

**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:
Engr. JIMMY L. APOSTOL 
Regional Manager A
NIA XI Regional Office
r11@nia.gov.ph