By PR | 09:16 PM February 01, 2022
Both the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer Gerard Lavadia and OIC-City Engineer Teodoro Estoque have considered putting up solar-powered street lights.
This they said during the inquiry of Vice Mayor Jose Antonio “Toto” Veloso and the Fourteenth Sangguniang Panlungsod during their regular session at the SP Sandugo Session Hall on January 28, 2022.
However, it is quite impossible to replace all electric-powered street lights with solar-powered street lights at the moment.
Estoque stated that what they will be doing in the near future is to alternate solar powered street lights and electric-powered street lights.
Lavadia also stated that the City Government of Tagbilaran currently has solar panels, but could only energized the command center of the CDRRMO. They do not experience any loss of power at the CDRRMO since during sudden loss of electricity, solar power kicks in right away.
However, the kilowatt capability of these solar panels are very limited and could energize the command center for now.
It is important to note that vehicular accidents have increased ever since the street lights have not been working. Mostly, the cause of the accidents is the presence of stray dogs on the streets. He advised the public to drive slowly and very carefully to avoid unwanted mishaps.
Estoque also added that they want to place solar-powered street lights as soon as they can, but there has been huge problems with regard to the supply, since solar lights are in-demand during these power outages.
“Walay supply pag ka karon,” he emphasized.