Power and Electrification
Bukidnon is one of the main power producers that significantly contribute to the supply carried by the Mindanao Power Grid. The Hydro-Electric Power Plant (Pulangui IV), generating 255 megawatt of electricity, is situated in the municipality of Maramag. Three power distributors serve the province of Bukidnon. The First Bukidnon Electric Cooperative (FIBECO) serves the southern municipalities while the Bukidnon Second Cooperative (BUSECO) serves the northern part. A third, the Misamis Oriental Electric Cooperative (MORESCO) services the municipalities of Baungon and Talakag. A few barangays in the province like the municipalities of Kitaotao and San Fernando are recipients of the Department of Energy’s Solar Cell. Projects of this type are also being implemented by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) which is located in the Agrarian Reform Communities in some barangays. Aside from these power sources for the populace, other private firms/individuals have tapped rivers with approval from the government for mini-hydro power plant.
The 2011 Provincial Health Office Report shows that among the 265,667 total number of households in the province, 247,229 or about 93 percent these have access to drinking water. Nearly 36 percent are served by Level III system/facilities located mostly in the urban areas. Another 33 percent are served by Level II. The rest, nearly 36 percent are still fetching water from Level I or point sources. The variance of 6.94 percent between the existing number of households and the households served by water supply are mainly located in the remote areas of each municipality. Households situated especially outside of the main clusters of houses in a barangay do not usually have access to potable water supply.