PNOC eyes partnerships for hydro projects in Baco, 10 other areas

MANILA—The renewable energy arm of state-owned Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) is looking at about nine partners for its planned 11 hydropower projects–including a facility in Baco, Oriental Mindoro–in the country with a total capacity of about 300 megawatts (MW).

“There are five foreign and four local companies who have approached us regarding possible partnerships with our hydro projects,” said Pedro H. Maniego, Jr., president of PNOC-Renewables Corp. (PNOC-RC).

PNOC-RC was among the 87 companies awarded by the Department of Energy last October service contracts to develop renewable energy.

The biggest of the slated projects will be the 60-MW Abuan facility in Ilagan, Isabela. The other 10 are the 45-MW Natalang in Kabayan, Benguet; 45-MW Sicopong in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental; 33-MW Pacuan-Guinoba in La Libertad, Negros Oriental; 24-MW Saltan in Balbalan, Kalinga; 22-MW Pasil C and 20-MW Pasil C in Pasi, Kalinga; 18-MW Dulangan in Baco, Oriental Mindoro; 17.80-MW Jalaur in Calino, Iloilo; 11-MW Okoy in Valencia, Negros Oriental; and, the 5.40-MW Siaton in Siaton, Negros Oriental. FULL STORY

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