24/7 SERVICE FOR SPUG MISSIONARY AREAS.  On April 6, 2017, DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi swears in Pio J. Benavidez as the new President and CEO of the National Power Corporation, witnessing the event is Undersecretary Wimpy Fuentebella. Benavidez said that one of his thrusts is to have 24/7 stable and reliable power supply of Small Power Utilities Group (SPUG) plants in Missionary Areas. Currently, NPC operates 274 SPUG power plants nationwide. (Photo courtesy of DOE)