Alsons Power invests P4.5B in hydro plant in Saranggani

ALSONS Power Group will be investing P4.5 billion for the development of the 14.5-megawatt Siguil Hydroelectric Power Plant (HEPP), which will harness the water current of the Siguil River basin in Maasim, Saranggani. The hydroelectric power plant is targeted to … Continue reading Alsons Power invests P4.5B in hydro plant in Saranggani

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No power supply woes in Agus-Pulangi shut down

The scheduled total shut down next year of the Agus-Pulangi hydropower complex will not be a reason for a power crisis in Mindanao. The power complex, a major supplier for Mindanao, will be closed for full rehabilitation and upgrading. Romeo Montenegro, Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) director of investment promotions and public affairs, assured the shutdown would not trigger a power crisis. The shutdown of the Agus-Pulangi would be implemented after some of the new power generators would be in operation, Montenegro said in a press conference in Davao City. Earlier, Montenegro identified the new power plants, with a combined capacity … Continue reading No power supply woes in Agus-Pulangi shut down

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Alson starts construction of $450M coal-fired plant

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Drilling activities are now underway in preparation for the actual construction of the Alcantara-led $450 million coal-fired power plant in nearby Maasim, Sarangani.     Oscar Benedict Contreras III, Alsons Power Business Unit manager for communications and stakeholder relations, said that South Korean firm Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd is supervising the drilling operations.     “The drilling activity is part of the geo-technical engineering study being conducted under the supervision Daelim in order to determine the condition of the soil underneath where the plant is to be built,” Contreras said.     Daelim was earlier awarded the right to … Continue reading Alson starts construction of $450M coal-fired plant

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Aquino wants Mindanaoans to manage Agus-Polangui hydro-power plant

DAVAO CITY — Local government officials welcomed the statement of President Benigno Aquino III to give a chance for the Mindanaoans to manage its power. This, as President Aquino stated that privatization of the Agus-Polangui hydro-power plant will be given to the people of Mindanao. Davao Governor Rodolfo del Rosario, in a chance interview Monday after the People’s Organizations Forum hosted by the Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP) held at the Grand Regal Hotel here, said the President’s pronouncement was exactly what the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has proposed for the creation of a Mindanao Power Corporation, which shall serve … Continue reading Aquino wants Mindanaoans to manage Agus-Polangui hydro-power plant

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IPs, civil society back Pulangui V hydro dam

By MEL N. VELEZ   KIBAWE, Bukidnon – More than 2,000 participants from the indigenous peoples communities and civil society groups joined a rally on February 4 in this town’s municipal gym to throw their support to the pre-development work on the biggest hydro electric dam hereabouts – the Pulangui V Power Dam. A 300 MW Pulangui power dam starts from Barangay Tangkulan, Damulog, Bukidnon to Barangay Loas-loas, municipality of Barangay Loasloas, North Cotabato, with total land area of 26,199 hectares covering 22 barangays. About 3,300 hectares of hilly and unproductive lands would be transformed into an impounding area of … Continue reading IPs, civil society back Pulangui V hydro dam

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More hydropower from Hedcor

 DAVAO CITY — More hydroelectric power plants are being planned to be built in southern Mindanao to augment current power capacity in the region. Hedcor Inc. a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power is planning to build new power plants in Tudaya, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, Talaingod in Davao del Norte, New Bataan in Compostela Valley, Kitaotao in Bukidnon. These plans were barred by Rene Ronquillo president and chief operations officer of Hedcor during his guesting at the Club 888 media forum in Marco Polo Davao held today. Also included in the plans is the new Tamugan hydroelectric power plant which … Continue reading More hydropower from Hedcor

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Davao City dads skewered over Aboitiz-paid visit to MisOr coal-fired plant

The Aboitiz STEAG coal-fired plant in Misamis Oriental ARE THE COUNCILORS BEING BRIBED FOR A POSITIVE VIEW? By ROGER M. BALANZA If free plane tickets and hotel accommodation for public officials from private corporations seeking project approval from the local government are unwanted perks frowned upon by the Code of Ethics for government employees, can the Davao City councilors be sued for accepting bribe after their trip to Misamis Oriental paid by the Aboitiz Group of Companies? Legal eagles in the ranks of environmentalist groups here are trying to find the answer to this question as the councilors arrived from … Continue reading Davao City dads skewered over Aboitiz-paid visit to MisOr coal-fired plant

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Conal Holdings power plants ready in 5 years

The five power plants it is building in Mindanao would be ready to operate in the next five years, said Conal Holdings Corp. The Alcantara-owned company would be investing at least $1 billion for the plants, three of them in Sarangani including the 200-megawatt coal-fired power plant where half of the investments will go into. The plants will have a combined capacity of 407-megawatts. Joseph C. Nocos, vice president of the company, is finalizing its contract for the first 100 megawatts with the South Cotabato Electric Cooperative II, the electric cooperative that services the South Cotabato-Sarangani-General Santos City area. Socoteco … Continue reading Conal Holdings power plants ready in 5 years

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DEBATE OVER DAVAO CITY HYDROPOWER PLANT RAGES

Rody may back off on Tamugan River stand Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte may do a somersault and agree to limiting use of Tamugan River for domestic water only if studies would show that putting up a hydropower plant would not invite environmental disaster. Duterte had earlier taken the position the river should be utilized also for power over looming power crisis as the Davao City Water District (DCWD) opposed a hydropower project of the Aboitiz-owned Hedcor Inc. In a media forum last week, Duterte said he will back off from his position “if studies by experts would show the hydropower … Continue reading DEBATE OVER DAVAO CITY HYDROPOWER PLANT RAGES

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Hedcor, DWCD battle over Tamugan River continues

Davao City councilors to take look-see of hydropower site By ROGER M. BALANZA The Davao City Council would conduct an ocular inspection on Wednesday of the site in Tamugan, Marilog district where Hedcor plans to build mini-hydro power dams. The inspection by three council committees comes as Hedcor seeks an endorsement from the city council for the hydro projects aiming to backstop Davao Light with power. The Aboitiz-owned Davao Light is a sister company of Hedcor. The project is being opposed by Davao City Water District (DCWD) which also plans to build a dam on the same site as part … Continue reading Hedcor, DWCD battle over Tamugan River continues

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