The World's #1 Renewable Energy Network for News, Information, and Companies.
Untitled Document

Filipino Company Announces Nine New Small Hydropower Projects

Renewable energy developer Sunwest Water and Electric Company (Suweco) has announced a US$220.3 million plan that will see nine small hydropower project built on the Philippines' Panay Island.

The nine hydroelectric projects are expected to have a combined generating capacity of about 50 MW.

Included in Suweco's plans are the 15-MW Main Klan, 8 MW Villasiga 1, 9.4-MW Villasiga 2 hydropower projects, 3-MW Upper Aklan West Tributary, 3-MW Lower East Aklan Tributary, 2.4-MW Middle West Tributary, 2-MW Guiamon San Ramon, 3-MW Dalanas and 2.1-MW Tibiao hydroelectric stations.

The run-of-river plants will be constructed along the Paliuan River in Filipino states Antique and Aklan, with work expected to be completed within the next five years.

Already, Suweco officials said the Villasiga 1 is about 85% finished, and work on the Guiamon San Ramon, Main Aklan and Villasiga 2 projects is expected to being during the second half of 2013.

"The entry of these hydropower projects is expected to increase the sources of reliable, clean and cost-efficient indigenous power on the island, and, we hope, will displace unreliable and costly oil-based plants and barges," said Aklan Governor Carlito Marques.

Suweco officials said the plants are being built in response to the government's desire to increase its renewable energy supply.

HydroWorld.com reported in August 2012 that Philippines' National Irrigation Administration and the Japan International Cooperation Agency had signed an agreement hoping to cultivate the country's small hydropower development, while Filipino Department of Energy announced plans to auction at least 40 prospective mini-hydro sites for exploration and development later that same month.

Untitled Document

RELATED ARTICLES

Global Renewable Energy Roundup: China, Kenya, Turkey, India Seeking More Renewables

Bloomberg News Editors China is being encouraged by three industry groups to double the nation’s solar-power goal for 2020 to make up for sh...

With Vast Amounts of Geothermal, Wind and Hydropower, Why No Solar In New Zealand?

James Ellsmoor, Contributor New Zealand has built an international brand on environmentalism and the great outdoors. So it is unsurprising that t...

HydroEvent.com launches for HydroVision International 2016

Gregory B. Poindexter HydroEvent.com, the one-stop location for all things related to the world’s largest hydro event, is up and running fo...

Italy's ERG Power Generation acquires 527 MW of hydroelectric power from E.ON

Michael Harris German utility E.ON has agreed to sell its 527 MW Terni hydroelectric power complex to Genoa-based ERG Power Generati...

PRESS RELEASES

Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ v3 Continues to (R)evolutionize at SPI

Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI) prepares to showcase its recently launched tracking syst...

Appalachian's Energy Center assists counties with landfill gas to energy projects

The Appalachian Energy Center at Appalachian State University recently completed a proj...

Early Bird Registration Deadline for GRC Annual Meeting is This Week

The deadline for early-bird rates for registration for the biggest annual geothermal ev...

Redesigned HydroWorld.com Video Gallery

Hydropower news and information, and interesting promotional announcements are now avai...

FEATURED BLOGS

Transitioning to Net-Zero Living

Judith and Jeffrey adore living in Belfast, Maine – a quaint harbor town of Belfast, Maine. They previously res...

The True Cost of Electric Vehicles in Australia

In order to avoid increased congestion, further greenhouse warming and lessen Australia’s reliance on imported ...

The Coming Multi-trillion Dollar Energy Investment Drive

In coming years, a multi-trillion dollar low-emission energy investment drive will get underway. Three catalysts wil...

The Perfect Elevator Pitch

The elevator pitch is a concise statement that grabs attention and communicates value, ideally leading to a next step...

FINANCIAL NEWS

CURRENT MAGAZINE ISSUE

Volume 18, Issue 4
1507REW_C11

STAY CONNECTED

To register for our free
e-Newsletters, subscribe today:

SOCIAL ACTIVITY

Tweet the Editors! @jennrunyon

FEATURED PARTNERS



EVENTS

ees Europe 2016

Exhibition: June 22-24, 2016; Conference: June 21-22, 2016 ees Europe 20...

Intersolar North America 2016

Exhibition: July 12 - 14, 2016; Conference: July 11 - 13, 2016 Intersola...

ees North America 2016

Exhibition: July 12 - 14, 2016; Conference: July 11 - 13, 2016 ees North...

COMPANY BLOGS

Less Is More

When you’re giving a presentation, one of the easiest things to do...

Captivology

One of the biggest challenges we face as efficiency sales professionals ...

How To Optimize Your Meeting Schedule

Do you spend more time in meetings than you do actually working? While m...

NEWSLETTERS

Renewable Energy: Subscribe Now

Solar Energy: Subscribe Now

Wind Energy: Subscribe Now

Geothermal Energy: Subscribe Now

Bioenergy: Subscribe Now  

 

FEATURED PARTNERS