Sual Power Plant

Satellite image of Sual Power Plant in Pangasinan.

Located in Sual, Pangasinan is the 1,200-MW coal-fired Sual Power Plant along Lingayen Gulf. This power plant is majority-owned by Mirant Philippines and is the country’s largest coal-fired power plant. You can see the plant’s tall smokestack when you’re driving along northern Pangasinan towards Alaminos City (Hundred Islands) or Bolinao.

If the Sual Power Plant sounds familiar, then it’s because this plant is where the infamous dikya incident occurred. On December 10, 1999, some “50 truckloads of jellyfish” got sucked into and clogged the plant’s cooling system, thereby shutting it down. This triggered a cascading power failure across the Luzon grid. Metro Manila and most of the rest of Luzon went without power for several hours. Many cried economic sabotage and declared the jellyfish story as “fishy.”

Greenpeace has been campaigning for the closing down of the Sual Power plant for several years now citing adverse effects on the environment (the plant emits more CO2 than all the jeepneys combined) and mercury emissions that may affect the health of the local population. In 2002, Greenpeace activists went to Sual to stage a peaceful protest and got a warning shot to the air as compensation.

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March 22, 2006
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  1. Jenny wrote on July 6, 2006 @ 07:02PM

    perfect website kaso mas maganda sana if u have contact information..wala kasi xang detail kung san kokontakin.
    thats all

  2. joey wrote on September 6, 2007 @ 03:58AM

    maganda !!! but ala lang contact number to call or fax number 4 us applicant to submit our resume!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. donna_jobseeker wrote on November 22, 2007 @ 05:21AM

    san pwede magpass ng resume.. I want to be part of your company

  4. gracey wrote on February 6, 2008 @ 12:28PM

    I wanted to submit a resume but i do not know who i’m gonna address it. Could the administrator help me out on this. Please please

  5. sandy wrote on March 10, 2008 @ 05:36PM

    i am assigned as a supplier there in northern luzon including you, sual power plant kaso sobrang hirap po makapasok…hope you’ll give me a chance….pwede po malaman contact number or fax machine? my e-mail add is

  6. Catalino wrote on June 23, 2008 @ 02:05PM

    gusto ko rin sana mag-apply as instrument engineer or technician…nu ba contact numbers nila???

  7. Anniel Lopido wrote on July 30, 2008 @ 03:53PM

    Greetings! We from Job Travel and Tours together with UST – College of Architechture would like to request for a plant visit this coming September of this year. We are having a EDUCATIONAL TOUR in Pangasinan and would like to consider your plant in our itinerary. It would be a great help and learnings for the students if your plant will be included in our tour.

    Thank you…..

    Sincerely Yours,
    Anniel Lopido
    Managing Director
    Job Travel and Tours

  8. Edson Villamor wrote on October 20, 2008 @ 03:41PM

    How can I apply to your company? Please send me information on how can I pass my resume.

  9. wilfred wrote on November 2, 2008 @ 12:51AM

    May sister akong working there at sual power plant! Her name is Angelina Bambico-Ramos. How are you ate? Hope we can visit you one of these days. DrWBambico

  10. jeorge wrote on January 10, 2009 @ 03:19AM

    Greetings! We from PSU LINGAYEN – BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PUBLIC ADMIN. would like to request for a Agency visit this coming february of this year.
    We will be having a EDUCATIONAL TOUR focus on government development projects and office management in the locality and would like to consider your plant in our itinerary.It would be a great help and learnings among us students if your plant will be included in our tour.
    We are looking forward on your generous reply!
    Thank You…

  11. gilbert ofalsa wrote on January 19, 2009 @ 01:50PM

    sir/madam ako nag pala si gilbert ofalsa ng quezon city. nagtatrabaho po ako ngayon dito sa dubai uae bilang electrical technician sa isang beverage company at juices.nagkaroon din po ako ng experience dyan sa pilipinas sa planta po ng beverage product sa laguna sa asia brewery po bilang electrical technician din po.sir/madam gusto po sanang maging parte ng sual.nagaaral nga po pala ako sa tup manila isa po ako sa mga nag-educational tour dyan sa sual.sir /madam gusto ko po sanang malaman kung san po ako pwedeng magapalay upang maging parte ng sual.sir/madam ito nga po pala ung email add ko kung sakaling pwede po sual bilang lectrician.tnx

  12. huck hernandez wrote on January 23, 2009 @ 12:00PM

    hi to mr arvin clanor..pre d2 n aq dubai pahingi nman ng contact jan pra mag pass aq ng company profile q kc d2 involve in environmental products en services en lab supplies en chemical…

    regards n lng s lhat ng tropa ntin jan

  13. Engr.Virgilio Gamotea wrote on February 5, 2009 @ 10:19AM

    Good day sir I am Virgilio Gamotea from altus seal our company is Designer, Manufacturer of mechanical Seals and Bearing Seals our product lines are Mechanical Seal, Bearing Protectors, Teflon Products, Carbon Products, Gasket and Packaging,O-rings,cords/kit,Ceramic Coating, Metal Repair Putty,Expansion Joints, Rotary Joints, Repair of Mechanical Seal, Repair pumps.Sir i am requesting for gate pass to have a plant visit for our product presentation.Can you please send me the contact person and contact number where i can negotiate about this.Or you can reach me by this number if you have requirements(09176054799 or (632) 899-19-37).Thank you so much.I hope i can work with you.

  14. sandra munoz wrote on February 13, 2009 @ 04:56AM

    good day to engr luis garcia! sir patulong po sana ako para makakuha appointment jan? i was trying to reach you thru your phone but u werent answering….baka busy po kayo eh.kanino po kaya pwede iattention request letter of appointment?may mga binigay po si ms. grace camba ng head office pero till now po ala pa po kasi response from them..pls help me po.salamat! ano araw po kayo umuuwi ng san carlos city?

  15. genalyn wrote on July 12, 2009 @ 04:25AM

    Greetings! Sir/madam how can i apply on your company?tnx!

  16. del wrote on February 14, 2010 @ 02:39PM

    tangina mo jomar caquioa magkikita din tyo

  17. Engr. Marvin R. Basobas wrote on March 2, 2010 @ 09:17AM

    SAN po ba pwedeng magpasa ng application to be a part of your company.Im passed the mechanical board last october 2009.Im very interested to be a part of your can i contact your HR department?

  18. alan mark canaveras wrote on June 5, 2010 @ 04:15AM

    wow..nice power plant..beautiful views..ngEDUCATIONAL TOUR kami dyan nung oct it!!!!

  19. marcelo dee jr. wrote on December 8, 2010 @ 12:16AM

    I was wondering if the sual power plant is still using the voyager offline plant information management system if Mr.Roybert G. Parice is still connected with the company I think he knows it. PT.MPG TECHNOLOGIES INDONESIA has ask me to inquire about it.Hope to here from you soon many thanks.

  20. Anthony Castillo wrote on January 5, 2011 @ 06:51PM

    Sir/Madam, Where is your main office located?

  21. Gerald P, REE wrote on March 26, 2011 @ 06:07PM


    Can I have your contact info? I want to be part of your company.

  22. Ferdinand L. Alversado wrote on March 28, 2011 @ 08:13PM

    Hello, this is Ferdi of De la Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Our team is interested to visit your plant soon Is there a way I could get the contact details of the actual contact person? God bless

    Ferdi Alversado
    Faculty, Export Management Program

  23. Karl T. Luceña wrote on April 17, 2011 @ 08:33PM

    Good day maam/sir
    I am Karl T. Luceña, a mechanical engineer from mapua institute of technology, certified safety officer and a member of the safety organization of the philippines Inc. I would like to become part of your company. hope there is a vacant job for me. thanks

  24. sandy quiapo wrote on August 5, 2011 @ 02:40PM

    my husband is working there now…Gob bless them all there. missing him…

  25. vicente mercado jr wrote on May 24, 2012 @ 01:57PM

    good morning,i am vicente mercado jr wa are supplier of steam coal,kindly consider us one your supplier,my email add Bobbitmerck@yahoo.can u send m back your email address and contact person,so that i can give you our FCO and our company’s contact no 09223655274,09173114266.landline 0322682909.have a nice day more power,

  26. john paul aldaba wrote on August 30, 2012 @ 12:15PM

    Good day sir/mam i would like to apply in your company (sual power plant). i finish POWER PLANT ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY at TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES. i am a fresh graduate please contact me at 09164377940 or thanks and godbless.

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