Aboitiz unit eyes solar plant in Negros, Zambales

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Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) subsidiary, Aboitiz Renewables Inc. bares its plans to build new solar power facilities in Negros Occidental and Zambales, as it looks to further expand its renewable energy portfolio. 

Commencing construction in September this year, making the total number of the company’s current solar projects to five. 

“We are looking to begin the construction of our Calatrava Solar and Olongapo Solar projects this year on the way to achieving our growth strategy of providing an additional 3,700 megawatts of renewable energy by the next decade,” AboitizPower President and CEO Emmanuel Rubio said in a statement. 

The 172.7-mWp solar power project situated in Calatrava, Negros Occidental is anticipated to be connected to the power grid via the Calatrava substation by 2024 and will be undertaken by SUMEC Complete Equipment and Engineering Co., Ltd.

Meanwhile, the 211-mWp Olongapo Solar Project located in Olongapo, Zambales is targeted to begin its commercial operations by September 2025, providing power through the Castillejos substation. The project will be undertaken by the joint venture between Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute Co., LTD. (GEDI) and parent company China Energy International Group Co., Ltd. The said project is set to be established in a 196-hectare land in the said area.

Aboitiz Renewables Inc. President and CEO James Villaroman said that the Philippines needs energy security, and they aim to strongly support this matter by harnessing indigenous energy sources.

By 2030, AboitizPower looks to widen its capacity of clean energy to an additional 4,600 megawatts and attain a 50:50 balance between its renewable and thermal energy portfolio.