SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – The National Power Corporation (Napocor) has been recognized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) as Pollution Control Officer (PCO) Training Organization, allowing the state-run firm to conduct its own PCO trainings to its 300 Small Power Utilities Group (SPUG) plants.
“The certification will enable the corporation to save a lot since PCO training usually cost us P11,500 per participant and each of our 300 SPUG plants nationwide has one PCO,” Napocor President Ma. Gladys Cruz-Sta. Rita said.
In order to be accredited by the DENR, pollution control officers need to complete the Basic PCO Training Course and at least 40 hours of cumulative relevant PCO training as stated in DENR Administrative Order No. 2014-02.
With the said approval of DENR-EMB, Napocor’s top caliber environmental professionals in its Environment Management Department can now conduct the basic training course and relevant trainings to SPUG plants personnel and assist the plants in securing PCO accreditation from DENR-EMB’s regional offices.
President Sta. Rita said that the PCO Training shall be added to the roster of TESDA accredited technical training programs of Napocor through the soon to be launched National Power Corporation Training Institute. Currently, Napocor has technical training centers in Davao City and Bagac, Bataan.