Two run-of-river schemes planned for the Philippines…

Alsons Consolidated Resources (ACR), the power generation and supply division of the Philippines' Alcantara Group, is focuings on advancing the development of two run-of-river hydro projects, totalling 63 MW, during this year.

Tirso Santillan Jr. ACR Executive Vice President,  announced at the company’s annual stockholders meeting on 29 May that efforts were underway to develop a 21 MW plant in Zamboanga del Norte, a province in Mindanao, as well as the Bago project in Negros Occidental, with a capacity of up to 42 MW. Bago will be the company’s first investment outside Mindanao.

The company’s initial hydro project, the 14.5 MW Siguil run-of-river plant in the province of Sarangani, on the island of Mindanao, will start commercial operation in the second quarter of 2023, Santillan told shareholders. “The Siguil, Sindangan and Bago hydro plants will be the first three of at least eight run-of-river plants that ACR plans to develop in the years to come. This is in keeping with the Department of Energy’s mandate to ensure that all key areas have access to readily available sources of renewable energy,” the company’s Vice President said.

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