MANILA, Philippines: Aboitiz Power Corp is investing close to P34 billion for the generation of almost 1,000 megawatts( MW) of electricity from wind and solar energy in Pangasinan.
Cris Faelnar, senior vice president for operations and maintenance of Aboitiz Power Corp. for business and community relations, presented yesterday to the provincial board of Pangasinan the proposed project initially in the towns of Bugallon, Aguilar and San Manuel.
About 650 MW of solar electricity is being eyed to be produced in the areas of San Manuel, Labrador, Bugallon, Aguilar and Mangatarem, Infanta, Mabini, and 325 MW of wind energy in Aguilar, Bugallon, Mangatarem or a total of 975 MW.
He said they have to study the potential of the wind capacity in the eyed sites for one year and if everything is satisfactory, then they could push through with the project.
Faelnar is seeking the endorsement of the provincial board for the project.
He said they have entered into an agreement with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as the areas that would be traversed by the project are mostly public and forest land.