Aboitiz Power Corporation, through its subsidiary AP Renewables Inc. (APRI), is set to deliver clean energy to several towns in Nueva Ecija through its recently-sealed partnership with the Nueva Ecija II Electric Cooperative Area 1 (NEECO II Area 1) .
Under the five-year partnership, which began in December 2020, APRI is set to deliver 41 megawatts of clean energy to the ten towns within the NEECO II Area 1 franchise area.
In a ceremonial signing held at its Talavera head office, NEECO II Area 1 Board President Reynaldo Villanueva welcomed members of the technical working group, as well as The Bids and Awards Committee (TPBAC) who spearheaded the Competitive Selection Process (CSP).
“This partnership with AboitizPower is definitely part of a continuing commitment to power the needs of the residents and businesses of the municipalities we serve while minimizing our carbon footprint. It’s been a tough nine months for the NEECO II Area 1 group, but with the strong support from all groups within the organization, we are on-track once again towards fulfilling our unwavering service to the people,” Villanueva said.
As early as March last year, the bidding process for NEECO II Area 1’s energy requirement had already begun, where four energy suppliers participated and APRI emerged as the chosen power provider.
As in many aspects impacted by the pandemic, conducting a CSP during the months on lockdown was no easy feat.
“This is one of the hurdles that both teams had to overcome, but in the end, the results proved to be as rewarding as the journey itself,” APRI President and Chief Operating Officer Dennis Jordan pointed out.
“It must not have been an easy task to continue the selection in the context of a pandemic and the recent calamities, but the support of NEECO II Area 1 as well as TPBAC’s full cooperation have truly been instrumental in carrying out a fair and streamlined process,” Jordan added.
AboitizPower First Vice President for Commercial Operations Juan Alejandro Aboitiz likewise expressed his gratitude for having been chosen to support the Cleanergy needs of NEECO II Area 1.
“On behalf of AboitizPower, we are extremely honored to continue this journey and stand once again alongside NEECO II Area 1 in its pursuit of reliable and clean energy for households, businesses, and the communities in its franchise area. This is such an energizing way to end the year, and truly a moment to be proud of as we accelerate our group-wide efforts towards integrating environmental stewardship plus pursuing partnerships for long-term growth,” he said.