ACEN strengthens partnership with US firm

ACEN-Power Factors

Ayala-led ACEN has expanded its partnership with San Francisco-based renewable energy (RE) firm Power Factors to manage its solar and wind capacities, as well as its energy and storage technology projects. 

Power Factors said that ACEN will now integrate its Greenbyte performance optimization solution to its four-megawatt (MW) Bataan RE Tech Hub, which will test the energy and storage technologies before it commences large-scale deployment. 

Prior to the Bataan RE Tech Hub, the American firm is also monitoring 590MW worth of ACEN’s solar and wind projects, including the 120MW Alaminos Solar farm in Laguna, the 52MW Bangui Windmills in Ilocos Norte, the 63MW Palauig Solar Farm in Zambales, and the 75MW Sidrap Wind in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. 

“Our Greenbyte platform has a strong track record in the Asia-Pacific region, and we are prepared for rapid growth as nations such as the Philippines accelerate their energy transition. Our mission is to support the work of regional leaders like ACEN,” Power Factors Chief Customer Officer Magnus Henrikson said in a statement. 

The Greenbyte platform is an initiative of Power Factors “that bolster solar and wind performance by centralizing and analyzing data, detecting anomalies, and unlocking productivity.” 

“We are happy to expand our partnership with Power Factors’ Greenbyte platform, given the high levels of performance, value, and customer service we’ve already experienced in our renewable energy plants,” ACEN Executive Director and Head of Plant Operations Gabino Mejia said. 

ACEN currently has 3,800MW of attributable capacity in its portfolio after adding 800MW during the first quarter, surpassing its 3,000MW goal for 2022. The company has also increased its project pipeline to 18,000MW.

“ACEN’s share of renewables capacity is already one of the highest in the region, standing at 87% today, and we look forward to achieving the highest levels of performance optimization as we transition into a purely renewables company and realize our Net Zero aspirations by 2050,” Mejia said. 

Ayala’s power arm looks to transition to an all-RE portfolio by 2025.