Sen. Pangilinan pushes 4 hydro electric plants in Isabela

December 10, 2010

Raymund F. Catindig
The Valley Journal
December 11, 2010

ILAGAN, Isabela—Senator Francisco “Kiko” Pangilinan has bared the construction of four Hydro Electric power plants to be established in four towns to complement the power generation source of Isabela.

Pangilinan, Chair of the Senate committee on Agriculture said he will extend support and assistance to the project.

The Senator said the venture will be jointly undertaken by Aboitiz Power Corporation (APC) and the SN Power of Norway.

APC is the groundbreaker of hydroelectric power generation in the country.

Among its facilities include the 175-MW Ambuklao-Binga hydroelectric complex in Benguet and the 360-MW Magat Plant in Ramon, Isabela, the 70-MW Bakun Hydro Plant in Ilocos Sur, and 15 mini hydro plants run by Hedcor Inc. in Benguet and Davao City with a combined generating capacity of 38.2 MW.

The proposed hyrdo power electric plants will be constructed in the municipalities of San Mariano, San Agustin, Tumauini and the capital of Ilagan.

The Senator arrived in Cauayan city via plane Wednesday for a two hour visit to personally assess the power situation and location of the proposed plants.

The megawatt generation capacity of each plants were not yet disclosed.

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