The local government of Bugallon, Pangasinan gives the go-ahead for the PetroGreen Energy Corporation’s (PGEC) 25 megawatts (MW) solar power project.
In a report by the Manila Bulletin, PetroGreen confirmed that the project will take place on a 25-hectare plot in Salomague Sur and will start in January of this year.
In addition to producing 41,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity annually, the proposed plant will cut 29,056 metric tons of carbon emissions. It is expected to be completely operational by the end of 2024’s fourth quarter.
Pangasinan Mayor Priscilla Espino said that the investment is a welcomed one as not only would it contribute to jobs but also help the entire community.
Previously, PGEC acquired two solar projects in Luzon, situated in Nueva Ecija and Isabela.
The company presently manages two solar power facilities with capacities of 50 MW and 20 MW in Central Technopark, Tarlac City, operated by its subsidiary, PetroSolar Corporation.
Furthermore, PGEC is actively working on a 27 MW solar project located in the town of Dagohoy in Bohol.