AboitizPower partners with WILI for RE supply

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AboitizPower has collaborated with Widus International Inc. (WILI) in providing clean and renewable energy sources to support the leisure company’s goal of promoting sustainable tourism.

“As a thriving metropolis, Clark is teeming with exciting activities and places of interest. Since it opened in 2008, Widus has become a leading destination for its topnotch facilities and world-class entertainment offerings. But apart from being known for our signature warmth and hospitality, we are proud to be a company that values sustainability,” Neki A. Liwanag, WILI Assistant Vice President for Corporate Planning and Compliance, said.

WILI switched to Cleanergy in 2018 and signed up with AboitizPower for a 1.5 MW energy requirement, which has since increased to a 2.5 MW capacity.

The power supply is sourced from AboitizPower’s MakBan Geothermal Power Plant located across the provinces of Batangas and Laguna.

Widus’ efforts to be more sustainable are in line with the Clark Freeport Zone to be a modern and premier estate, Liwanag noted.

“With the rapid development of Clark, we, as a locator, must continue to meet the changing demands of our market. We also want for Widus to remain competitive and we believe going renewable and having a dependable partner can do just that,” Liwanag said.

The supply agreement between the two companies took place under the Retail Competition and Open Access (RCOA) scheme. This allows businesses and institution consuming an average of 750 kilowatts (KW) to source their power from a Retail Electricity Supplier.

AboitizPower Chief Operating Officer Emmanuel V. Rubio said it is an honor to be the renewable energy source of WILI.

“There are a lot of energy companies in the Philippines, so we are really honored to be the preferred partner of Widus in its journey toward sustainability. With AboitizPower’s proven track record in the industry, as well as adequate capacity of Cleanergy, we are confident that we will be able to support the current and future energy needs of Widus,” Rubio said.

AboitizPower currently has around 1,200 MW of Cleanergy capacity with its partners, ranging from hydro, geothermal, and solar power plants all over the country.

Chief Operating Officer of AboitizPower Generation Group Felino M. Bernardo said that the company strives to optimize its power plants for the benefit of consumers.

“With innovation as among our core values at AboitizPower, we are committed not only to developing more power plants, but also to improving our existing facilities to ensure that we deliver power supply to our customers reliably and responsibly,” Bernardo said.