Nueva Ecija inks deal for 33-MW green energy supply

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Ten municipalities in Nueva Ecija will soon be powered with clean and renewable energy.

Nueva Ecija II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NEECO II) signed a 33-megawatt (MW) power supply deal with AbotizPower to supply the towns of Talavera, Lupao, Carrangalan, Aliaga, Quezon, Licab, Sto. Domingo, Muñoz, Guimba, and Talugtug will have Cleanergy, AboitizPower’s brand for clean and renewable energy.

The 33-MW can supply 80% of the peak demand of NEECO II’s service area.

NEECO II Area 1 Board President Reynaldo Villanueva said that the decision to choose renewable energy is a key milestone for the organization, which has since sourced its energy demand from non-renewables.

“We consider our Cleanergy partnership with AboitizPower as a major accomplishment because we have been using non-renewable energy since we started operations forty years ago. But we wanted to explore other energy options to maximize benefit to our customers, and at the same time, minimize impact on the environment. So we looked at several power companies and in terms of track record, capacity, and customer service, AboitizPower emerged as our power partner of choice,” Villanueva said.

NEECO II- Area 1 is the third electric collective in Luzon to use Cleanergy.

“We are confident about our partnership with AboitizPower as we believe they have the expertise and capacity to cater to our power needs,” he added.

Meanwhile, eight electric cooperatives in Mindanao have also contracted a total of 45 MW of Cleanergy early this year.

EVP and COO of AboitizPower Corporate Business Group Luis Miguel Aboitiz said that the company continuously strives to address the increasing demand for Cleanergy.

“The Cleanergy brand is our solution to the growing demand for renewable energy in the country,” Aboitiz said.

AboitizPower’s Cleanergy clientele include Asian Development Bank, The Net Group, Nestle, Eton Properties, Shangri-La Macta, and Unionbank.

AboitizPower is one of the largest power producers in the Philippines, and also the major producer of Cleanergy. AboitizPower and its partners produce more than 1,200 MW of clean and renewable energy from 30 different power plants.

The company also owns utilities in high-growth areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

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