PNOC-RC eying renewable energy projects by 2023

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The Philippine National Oil Company – Renewables Corp. (PNOC-RC) is eyeing different renewable energy projects, including a waste-to-energy plant, by next year, company president and CEO John Arenas said. 

In a report by the Philippine Star, a waste-to-energy plant in Baguio is among PNOC-RC’s target projects, a first of the government. 

PNOC-RC and the local government of Baguio first signed a memorandum of understanding supporting waste-to-energy development and sustainable solid waste management in the city in 2019. 

The state-run company is also eyeing a one megawatt (MW) Agno River Irrigation System (ARIS) hydropower plant in San Manuel, Pangasinan, following a memorandum of agreement signed in 2018 with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA). 

PNOC-CR also has a 10% stake in the 32-MW Maibarara geothermal power plant in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, and a 50% stake in the one MW Rizal hydropower plant in Nueva Ecija. 

The company also provided technical services in the form of technical studies and assisting in bidding activities for the House of Representatives 200-kilowatt-peak (kWp) solar PV rooftop project. 

The project now involves 436 installed solar PV modules in the South Wing Annex building of the House of Representatives, inaugurated in May this year.