Brulli Energia to enter Philippines wind power market - report
(ADPnews) - Nov 30, 2010 - Italian power utility Brulli Energia is planning to develop wind energy projects in the Philippines, local newspaper The Philippine Star wrote today, citing Rodolfo Valencia, member of the house committee on energy of the Oriental Mindoro province.
The company, formed through the merger of Italian utility Energeo and civil and industrial plants developer Brulli, is analysing the land foundation and soil for its future projects in the province. Valencia said that Brulli Energia is close to finalising a credit facility to support its plans in the Philippines.
There are several investors, including Philippine Hybrid Energy Systems Inc, interested in Oriental Mindoro's power potential, Valencia added. The province offers over 200 MW of wind, hydro and geothermal power potential.
According to a study of the US Department of Energy-National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 47 of the Philippines's 73 provinces can generate as much as 500 MW of wind power, while the wind energy potential of another 25 provinces exceeds 1,000 MW.