Construction of 48-MW Philippine wind farm to begin in Sep
Aug 20, 2012 - Work on the first phase of a 48-MW wind project in Puerto Galera, the province of Oriental Mindoro, is to commence in September, Manila Standard Today said Monday, citing the Philippine province's representative Rodolfo Valencia.
The project consists of three 16-MW phases, each worth PHP 2 billion (USD 47m/EUR 38m).
The first phase includes eight towers of 78 metres (256 feet) with three-blade rotors. The wind farm is to be located in the mountain village of Baclayan. The project includes a jetty port for loading and unloading equipment and materials as well as access and internal service roads.
The memorandum of agreement and service contract for Phase I were signed earlier this year by Energy Secretary Jose Almendras.
The wind farm project is designed to lower the present power rate to PHP 6.50 per kWh from PHP 13 currently. The power facility is the second project as part of Mindoro’s Power Development Plan renewable energy programme for 2012-14 after the 4.5-MW Linaw-Kawayan mini-hydropower plant in San Teodoro.