Renewable energy should take center stage in the Philippines

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  • Butch G.
  • 7 years ago

MARIVELES, Bataan Citicore Power inaugurated in this town its first solar farm in Luzon and the second in the country.

Manolo Candelaria, Citicore Power Executive Vice President, said the solar plant project was done under project company Next Generation Power Technology Corporation and has a capacity of 18 megawatts, which can support 22,000 homes connected to Luzon grid.

The solar plant was built by the Megawide Construction Corporation at the 37 hectares area inside the Freeport Area of Bataan in Barangay Alas-asin, this town.

A week ago, Citicore Power also inaugurated its first solar facility in the country, with capacity of 25 megawatts in Silay, Negros Occidental under the project company Silay Solar Power Inc.

Candelaria said their company will also invest in hydro, wind, and biomass energy. “We, as clean energy producers, are pushing for economic and environmental sustainability through our projects. Not only are we moving towards self-reliance, which is among the objectives of the Renewable Act of 2008, we are also doing our environmental duty”, he said.

“It is time for us to do our part in addressing the issue of climate change and globing warming. Renewable energy should finally take center stage in the Philippines”, he added.

The inauguration was attended by former senator Miguel Zubiri, the father of the Renewable Energy Law, and executives of the local government led by Bataan Governor Albert Garcia and Mariveles Mayor Jesse Concepcion, officials of the Authority of the Freeport of Bataan, Department of Energy representatives, and officers of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines.

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