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Hedcor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower. It specializes in generating renewable energy from run-of-river hydropower systems.

Today, Hedcor manages and operates 22 hydropower plants and supplies the country with 277.36 MW of clean and renewable energy.

With 40 years of experience, Hedcor is the leading run-of-river developer in the Philippines.

Purpose

“We are a team committed to drive change for a better world by powering businesses and communities with renewable energy.”

Mission

To be the most scalable, efficient, and reliable renewable energy asset manager in the Philippines and ASEAN region.

Vision

To become the one of the largest RE asset managers in the Philippines and ASEAN region, by growing our assets under management from 22 to 40 by 2030.

We are a team committed to producing only clean and renewable energy. Our people are competent and richly experienced in all aspects of developing and operating efficient hydropower systems. We are constantly trained to be at par with current industry practices and to be up to date with the latest technology.

Our Officers:

CARLOS ABOITIZ

CARLOS ABOITIZ

President and COO
ROLANDO PACQUIAO

ROLANDO PACQUIAO

Vice President - Operations and Maintenance
NOREEN VICENCIO

NOREEN VICENCIO

Vice President - Corporate Services
CLARICE MARUCUT

CLARICE MARUCUT

VP - Finance and Accounting Division
CAROL TUVERA

CAROL TUVERA

AVP - Human Resource, Safety and Health, Environment Management, and Security

Hedcor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower. It specializes in generating renewable energy from run-of-river hydropower systems.

Today, Hedcor manages and operates 22 hydropower plants and supplies the country with 277.36 MW of clean and renewable energy.

With 40 years of experience, Hedcor is the leading run-of-river developer in the Philippines.

Purpose

“We are a team committed to drive change for a better world by powering businesses and communities with renewable energy.”

Mission

To be the most scalable, efficient, and reliable renewable energy asset manager in the Philippines and ASEAN region.

Vision

To become the one of the largest RE asset managers in the Philippines and ASEAN region, by growing our assets under management from 22 to 40 by 2030.

BENGUET

Ampohaw Hydro

The Ampohaw Hydro located in Banengbeng, Sablan, Benguet harnesses the power of the Balili river.

It was built in 1991 with an initial capacity of 4 MW. It was later expanded in 1994 to have a capacity of 5.2 MW and again in 1996 to produce 8 MW of clean and renewable energy for the province of Benguet. The plant currently supplies  Advent Energy, Inc.

Since Ampohaw Hydro is semi-automatic, it is capable of delivering an annual generation of about 32 GWh to the grid without human intervention.

Capacity 8 MW
Location Brgy. Banengbeng, Sablan, Benguet
Commissioning August 1991 and June 1997
Turbines 2 units 3.5 MW Francis type
 

1 unit 1 MW Francis type

Bineng 3 Hydro

Bineng 3 Hydro is located in Brgy. Bineng, La Trinidad, Benguet and harnesses the power of  the Balili River.

It was commissioned in September 1992 with a capacity of 3 MW from five turbines that could individually produce 600 kWh. It was upgraded to 3.5 MW in 1994 by adding a turbine that could produce 500 kWh. In 1996, all six units were replaced with a single Pelton turbine with a rated capacity of 4.5 MW.

There were fewer units to maintain and the annual average generation was bumped up to about 13 GWh. The renewable energy generated is then delivered to Advent Energy, Inc.

Capacity 4.5 MW
Location Brgy. Bineng, La Trinidad, Benguet
Commissioning September 1992, May 1994, June 1996
Turbines 1 unit 4.5 MW Pelton type

FLS Hydro

The Upper Takbo was built in 1991 but was renamed Ferdinand L. Singit Hydro or FLS Hydro in 1996 in memory of its late plant engineer. The construction of the FLS Hydro was an engineering challenge since there were no roads anywhere near the plant. Among Hedcor’s 19 plants, FLS Hydro has the longest conveyance line of about 3 kilometers. Initially it had a capacity of 4 MW and was upgraded in 1993 to produce its current capacity of 5.9 MW. This translates into about 27 million kWh annually for the NPC.

FLS Hydro employs seven plant operators and shares a team of seven maintenance men with Lon-oy and Lower Labay Hydros.

Capacity 5.9 MW
Location Bakun Benguet
Commissioning August 8, 1992, May 23, 1996
Turbines 2 units 1.2 MW Turgo type
7 units 500 kW Francis type

Irisan Hydro 1

The Irisan 1 Hydropower Plant is the newest of the 21 existing Hedcor run-of-river systems. Its use of the latest in hydropower technology such as fiber-optic communication set-up makes the remote operation of the entire system possible from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. The water running through the Irisan 1 powerhouse cascades into the Irisan 3 Hydropower Plant which is among Hedcor’s oldest plants.

The design of the hydropower plant took into consideration the major source of livelihood of the indigenous land owners and farmers of barangay Tadiangan. Most of the pipes that bring water to the power house are buried so that land owner-farmers can continue planting crops to sell to the market. Moreover, the locals use the 567-meter access to the plant as a farm-to-market road.

Capacity 3.8 MW
Location Tuba, Benguet
Commissioning November 2011
Turbines 1 unit Pelton type

Irisan Hydro 3

The Irisan 3 plant, the first plant owned by Hedcor in Benguet, was commissioned in June 1991. The Irisan Hydro 1 was completed in November 2011 or 20 years after Irisan Hydro 3 was built.

Both hydroelectric plants are located in barangay Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet. Together, the plants generate a total capacity of 5 MW, supplying energy to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market through Aboitiz Power Renewables Inc. or APRI.

Capacity 1.2 MW
Location Tuba, Benguet
Commissioning June 15, 1991
Turbines 3 units Pelton type

Lon-oy Hydro

The Lon-oy hydroelectric power plant in Bakun, Benguet has been rebuilt three times in its 20-year history. Thrice damaged by landslides brought about by typhoons Iliang in 1997, Nina in 2008 and Feria in 2000, these are attributable to the treacherous terrain on which the plant is located as dictated by the run-of-river scheme. This does not deter Hedcor from rebuilding and responsibly delivering 12 million kWh for NPC.

Capacity 3.6 MW
Location Bakun Benguet
Commissioning July 24, 1993
Turbines 2 units 600 kW Pelton type
  2 units 1.2 MW Turgo type

Lower Labay Hydro

Lower Labay was the first plant to be built in the municipality of Bakun, Benguet followed shortly by the Lon-oy plant. When it first operated, it had four generators with a capacity of 500 kW each. They were later expanded to handle a capacity of 600 kW each bringing the plants’ capacity to 2.4 MW, or roughly 14 million kWh annually.

Four local residents are employed to operate the plant.

Lower Labay Hydro

Capacity 2.4 MW
Location Bakun Benguet
Commissioning June 19, 1992 and October 5, 1993
Turbines 4 units 600 kW Francis type

Sal-angan Hydro

The Sal-angan plant was one of the first plants built by Hedcor in 1990. Originally called Omico, it supplied energy to the Philex Mining Corporation. After the contract with Philex expired in 2002 the plant reverted to the name of the river it taps – the Sal-angan River.

Other than CSR projects and local taxes, the Sal-angan plant benefits the community with farm-to-market roads and reforestation efforts.

Sal-angan presently sells it’s electricity to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market.

Capacity 2.4 MW
Location Itogon, Benguet
Commissioning October 6, 1991
Turbines 4 units Francis

ILOCOS SUR

Bakun AC Hydro

The Bakun AC Hydro has been producing 70 MW of clean and renewable energy for Northern Luzon since 2001. It taps the power of the Bakun River through its weir – the point where part of the river water is diverted – in Bakun, Benguet.

Developed under a build-operate-transfer scheme, the hydroelectric plant will be handed over to the National Power Corporation in working condition, free of charge after 25 years.

During the construction of the plant, about 16 kilometers of access roads were developed and are now used as farm-to-market roads. This includes the 292-meter “Friendship Bridge” allowing vehicular access into the municipality of Alilem.

Management of the Bakun AC plant includes the responsibility of maintaining the watershed to sustain the production of hydro energy. Under the watershed management program, we are committed to protect and maintain the forest cover and rehabilitate deforested areas of the watershed.

Capacity 70 MW
Location Alilem, Ilocos Sur
Commissioning February 2001
Turbines 4 units Pelton Type

MT. PROVINCE

Sabangan Hydro

run-of-river hydropower
run-of-river

Hedcor pioneered the very first hydropower facility in Mountain Province—the 14-megawatt Sabangan Hydro.

This relatively small run-of-river hydropower plant, proved that there is big power in small hydro.

Hedcor Sabangan started the construction of the hydropower plant in 2013 and was inaugurated in 2015. It became the communities’ pride for its human story and its successful operation.

Today, not only does the plant delivers 15,000 kWh annually but it also offsets about 29,000 tons of carbon dioxide.

Since run-of-river hydropower plants are location specific, the rugged terrain of Mountain Province offers countless opportunities for hydropower development.

The intake weir where water is diverted to the powerhouse is located in Barangay Napua. A three kilometer tunnel then conveys the rushing waters to the powerhouse located in Barangay Namatec. The water turns the turbine in high speed creating mechanical energy, when harnessed this energy turns into electrical energy powering households and businesses.

Capacity 14 MW
Location Namatec, Sabangan, Mt. Province
Commissioning February 2015
Turbines Turbine: 1 unit Pelton

DAVAO CITY

Talomo Hydro 1

The Talomo Hydro 1 is located in Barangay Malagos in the Calinan district of Davao City. It was acquired and commissioned as a Hedcor asset in 1992.

The plant uses an open canal instead of conveyance pipes to divert water to its forebay.  Talomo Hydro 1 is capable of generating 5.7 million kWh annually.

Capacity 1 MW
Location Calinan, Davao City
Commissioning May 13, 1992
Turbines 2 units 500-kW Francis type

Talomo Hydro 2

Hedcor  began operating and maintaining the Talomo Hydro 2 hydroelectric plant in 1972. Originally built in 1950 and commissioned under the NPC in 1959, the Talomo Hydro 2 was commissioned as one of Hedcor’s assets in January 2005.

The plant has a small footprint of about 200 square meters with a capacity to generate 4.7 million kWh annually.

Capacity .60 MW
Location Tugbok, Davao City
Commissioning January 2005
Turbines 3 units 200-kW Francis type

Talomo Hydro 2A

The Talomo Hydro 2A was built and commissioned in the 1950’s and commissioned under the NPC in 1957.

In 2005, it was commissioned as a Hedcor asset.

The Talomo Hydro 2A has a small footprint of about 100 square meters with an annual generating capacity of 2.3 million kWh.

The plant’s 1.7 kilometer access road is also used by local farmers in the area.

Capacity 0.65 MW
Location Tugbok, Davao City
Commissioning January 2005
Turbines 1 unit 450-kW Francis vertical type
1 unit 200-kW Kaplan Runner vertical type

Talomo Hydro 2B

The Talomo 2B plant was built in 1954 and originally commissioned in 1958 for the NPC. Although Hedcor had been operating and maintaining it since 1972, it was only in January 2005 that the plant was commissioned as a company asset.

As commonly found among all of Hedcor’s run-of-river hydroelectric power plants, the plant does not have a penstock. but is still capable of generating up to 1.7 million kWh annually.

Capacity 0.30 MW
Location Tugbok, Davao City
Commissioning January 2005
Turbines 1 unit 300-kW Francis type

Talomo Hydro 3

The Talomo Hydro 3 was built in the 1950’s and Acquired by Hedcor in 1972. has been operated and maintained by Hedcor

In 2005 it was commissioned as one of Hedcor’s assets.

Although the plant has a relatively small footprint of about 200 square meters, it can still generate up to 13 million kWh annually.

Capacity 1.92 MW
Location Catalunan Pequeno, Davao City
Commissioning January 2005
Turbines 2 units 960-kW Francis type

DAVAO DEL SUR

Tudaya Hydro 1

The Tudaya Hydro 1 operates upstream of the Sibulan Hydropower A plant harnessing the Baroring Creek.

The commercial operation of the plants came in timely when the region is experiencing power supply shortage. It started delivering to Davao Light and Power Company through an Energy Regulatory Commission-approved Energy Supply Agreement.

The first of four cascading plants, Tudaya Hydro 1 produces 7 MW and the water it utilizes is re-used in the Sibulan Hydro A to produce 17 MW.

Several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs tailored to the needs of host communities were implemented during the construction of the plant. To uplift the host communities of the plants, CSR programs focus in education, livelihood, health and environment.

Capacity 6.6 MW
Location Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
Commissioning February 16, 2014
Turbines 1 unit (6.6MW) Pelton Type

Sibulan Hydro A

The Sibulan Hydro A have been generating 16.5 MW of clean and renewable energy for Davao since 2010.

The second of four cascading plants, the water utilize in Sibulan Hydro A is re-used in the Sibulan Hydro B to produce 26 MW.

Employing thousands of local labour force, Sibulan A was completed and commissioned on December 26, 2010.

Local residents who are mainly engaged in abaca and fruit farming have since benefitted from the use of 44 kilometers of farm-to-market roads which were developed as access to the plants.

Capacity 16.5 MW
Location Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
Commissioning December 26, 2010
Turbines 2 units 8.25 MW Pelton type

Sibulan Hydro B

The Sibulan Hydro B has an installed capacity of 26 MW. It generate clean and renewable energy for Davao City.

The water it utilizes is re-used in the Tudaya Hydro 2.

Sibulan Hydro B also has two Pelton type units each capable of producing 13 MW. Construction of the Sibulan Hydro B was completed in Sepember 2010 employing hundreds of locals.

Hedcor adopted over 1,000 hectares area within the Mt Apo Natural Park to plant trees and protect the riverbank.  It was adopted under the watershed management plan entered into with the DENR in 2008. Of that land area, Hedcor achieved its reforestation efforts in less than 5 years.

Capacity 26 MW
Location Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
Commissioning March 26, 2010
Turbines 2 units 13-MW Pelton type

Tudaya Hydro 2

The 7MW Tudaya Hydropower Plant operates downstream of Sibulan Hydropower B plant harnessing the Sibulan River.

This plant generates renewable energy to Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative or DASURECO. The commercial operation of the plant came in timely when the region is experiencing power supply shortage.

Tudaya Hydro 2 is very accessible by all types of vehicles, it is expected to become a resource center for schools and universities seeking to be educated about the operation of run-of-river hydropower plant. The area landscaped with a motif that harmonizes nature with energy generation.

Capacity 7 MW
Location Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
Commissioning February 19, 2014
Turbines 2 units (2.4MW and 4.9MW) Francis Type

BUKIDNON

Manolo Fortich Hydro 1

The Manolo Fortich Hydroelectric Power Project is seen to generate about 68.8MW of clean and renewable energy for Mindanao. Based on the early exploration stage, the project will be designed to have two cascading plants. The first plant, Manolo Fortich Hydro 1, is looking to have an installed capacity of 43.4MW. Meanwhile, the second plant, Manolo Fortich Hydro 2, will have an installed capacity of 25.4MW.

Manolo Fortich in Bukidnon is known to be home of the first pineapple plantation in the far-east. Since the municipality?s economy is driven mainly by agriculture, the local farmers will find Hedcor’s access roads as a boon. These roads will allow local growers more practical means of transporting their crops to the market. Further, the same communities can tap the project?s weir site for irrigation, watering livestock and other purposes. The Higaonon Indigenous Community in Manolo Fortich also stand to benefit from the project both in terms of economic and social development reliably delivered by the company.

Construction of the power plants is projected to begin in the 2nd quarter of 2015. During this period, hundreds of local residents will be given preference of employment for a period seen to span about 2 years.

As the front runner in run-of-river hydrop~ower generation in the country, Hedcor?s vision is to generate 2 billion kWh by 2020.

Capacity 68.8 MW
Location Province of Bukidnon
River Harnessed Tanaon, Amusig and Guihean Rivers
Commissioning 3rd Quarter 2017
Annual Generation 360 GWh

Manolo Fortich Hydro 2

PRIVACY STATEMENT

As part of our ongoing commitment to protecting your privacy and to giving you a secure and safe online and personal experience, we have updated our Privacy Statement to ensure compliance with Republic Act No. 10173 of 2012.

We, in Hedcor – a subsidiary of AboitizPower, would like to inform you of our Company’s commitment to compliance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012, its Implementing Rules and Regulations, and our Company data privacy and protection policies we have adopted internally.

From time to time, it may be necessary for you to provide personal data in connection with your visits to our company website and portals, our offices, with your direct or indirect dealings with our Company, our officers and employees, and in your browsing activities through any of our website or mobile applications, as stakeholder, a customer, a journalist, a job applicant, a researcher or in any relevant capacity.

 

THE PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT

We may collect and process personal data from you in the ordinary course of the Company’s business which may include, to the extent necessary to respond to your requests, queries and concerns, basic information such as your name, residence, and contact details, and sensitive personal information such as your age, marital status, tax identification number, government issued identification cards, financial information, tax returns, educational background and work history, among others (collectively, your “Personal Data”).

When you visit our websites or use any of our mobile applications, other information that may also constitute Personal Data, such as your browser type, operating system, IP address, domain name, number of times and dates you visited the website or accessed the mobile application, and the amount of time you spent browsing through the website or mobile application, may be collected via cookies and other tracking technologies, such as transparent GIF files. Aggregate Information, or non-personally identifiable and anonymous data, such as how many times you log onto our websites or mobile applications may also be collected.

 

HOW WE USE COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow websites to recognize your computer when you return, enabling it to display personalized settings and other user preferences. It also allows websites to respond to you as an individual. The websites and apps can tailor operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being visited. This helps us to analyze data about web page traffic and to improve our website in order to tailor it to your needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes after which, the data is removed from the system.

In general, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You will be given the opportunity to accept or reject the use of cookies on our websites in a pop-up box when you first access our website. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Most web browsers, however, automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. You may choose not to accept the cookies, however, this may restrict the services that you can access at our websites. Declining cookies may also prevent you from taking full advantage of our websites.

 

HOW WE USE THE PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT

When necessary, we request for your Personal Data for us to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following purposes:

  1. Establishing your identity as an investor or a stockholder of record in order to provide you services and accord you the benefits of an investor or a stockholder, which includes managing, administering, approving or facilitating any transaction or action in relation to your shares of stock, the payment of your dividends, and the registration of your shares in the stock and transfer books;
  2. Establishing your identity and qualification as job applicant;
  3. Complying with the due diligence requirements in fund-raising activities and transactions with lenders, creditors or financial institutions;
  4. Complying with the reportorial obligations of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) and the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation (PDEx), and other self-regulating organizations that oversee the company;
  5. Complying with the requirements of regulatory agencies and instrumentalities of the government including, but not limited, to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR);
  6. Collecting and analyzing collective investor or shareholder data or information, and conducting statistical analysis to improve the services to be provided to you including the expeditious response to your concerns and queries, and to ensure that the services to be provided to you as an investor or a stockholder of record are based on accurate and appropriate information; and

Complying with and responding to legal processes or lawful orders of any judicial or quasi-judicial bodies.

 

SECURITY AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL DATA

We are committed to ensuring that your Personal Data is kept secure. We have implemented suitable and adequate organizational, physical and technical security measures, policies and procedures intended to reduce the risks of accidental destruction or loss, or the unauthorized disclosure or access to such information which are appropriate and adequate to the nature of the Personal Data we collect.

We may retain your Personal Data only for as long as necessary for legitimate business purposes, to comply with laws, regulations, or lawful court order, or to establish or defend a legal action.

 

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA

We may share with or disclose your Personal Data to:

  1. any of our affiliate or subsidiary only for the purposes we have collected your Personal Data;
  2. any agent, contractor, or sub-contractor performing services related to stockholders services;
  3. any consultant, adviser, auditor, or service provider we engaged to carry out functions or activities related to our legitimate business activities;
  4. any person to whom we propose to assign or transfer any of its rights and/or duties;
  5. any court of law or administrative agency of the government pursuant to a lawful order issued in relation to a pending case or proceeding before such court or agency;
  6. our lenders or creditors, underwriters, as well as the consultant, adviser or, auditor of the foregoing;
  7. your lawyer, attorney-in-fact, or duly authorized agent or representative, upon presentation of a duly executed special power of attorney;
  8. any regulatory, quasi-judicial or judicial authority, or as otherwise considered necessary or appropriate for our legitimate business purposes.

Any access to Personal Data will be limited to the person who require your Personal Data to perform the functions for which personal information has been collected, and as required or allowed by law. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your Personal Data to third parties. If shared, we will, at your request, provide you with details of the companies with whom we have shared your Personal Data.

 

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

We may amend or update this privacy statement from time to time as may be necessary. We recommend that you check this privacy notice every time we advise you of any change.

 

REQUESTS, ACCESS, RECOURSE AND QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

You are entitled to request that we:

  1. provide you with a copy of your Personal Data that we hold and inform you of: (a) the source of your Personal Data; (b) the purposes and methods of processing; (c) the data controller’s identity; and (d) the entities or categories of entity with whom your Personal Data may be shared;
  2. cease processing your Personal Data, in whole or in part, as you direct us, for any purpose, save to the extent it is lawful to do so without consent under the Data Privacy Act of 2012;
  3. do not transfer your Personal Data to third parties for the purposes of direct marketing or any other purposes you have not consented to;
  4. correct any errors in your Personal Data; and
  5. update your Personal Data as required.

If you have questions, concerns or complaints regarding our compliance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012 or if you wish to exercise your rights to access, rectification, object, portability or deletion in instances allowed under the law, you may contact us through our Data Privacy Officer by way of any of the following channels:

 

Mail:     The Data Privacy Officer

Hedcor, Inc., a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corporation

214 Ambuclao Road, Obulan,

Beckel, La Trinidad,

Benguet

Email:   hedcor.dpo@aboitiz.com

Tel. No.: 074 – 424 4763

 

We will make every reasonable effort to correct, update and respond to your request promptly, unless we require further information from you in order to fulfill your request, and in each case, subject to legal and other permissible considerations. We will also investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal data in accordance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012, its Implementing Rules and Regulations, and other data privacy and protection policies we have put in place. You may bring to the National Privacy Commission any complaint that cannot be resolved with us directly.

WE PROVIDE CLEAN ENERGY

Hedcor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower. It specializes in generating renewable energy from run-of-river hydropower systems.
Today, Hedcor manages and operates 22 hydropower plants and supplies the country with 277.36 MW of clean and renewable energy.

With more than 40 years of experience, Hedcor is the leading run-of-river developer in the Philippines.

We are Hedcor, the Philippines’ leading developer of run-of-river hydropower. As a developer of renewable energy, we are committed to develop and operate efficient hydropower systems across the country. We are continually expanding to aid the country achieve energy self-sufficiency through renewable energy resources that leave a lighter impact on our environment. We are moving the country into a low carbon economy which is a key solution to the global concern on climate change.

We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower, the holding company for the Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, distribution, retail and power services.

Run-of-river Power

Our Plants

Being the reliable partner of our host communities

We at Hedcor find it mutually beneficial to partner with the communities where we operate our run-of-river hydropower systems. Through our corporate social responsibility projects on education, health, livelihood and environment, we remain steadfast in helping develop our host communities. In return, the local residents help build, operate and maintain our plants. Partnership with the Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., the social development arm of Aboitiz Equity Ventures and the AboitizPower Corporation since 2000 brought about more social development projects to our host communities.

Education

Education is the key to empowering members of our host communities thus it is foremost in our social development projects. The Aboitiz Foundation has given a total of 15 million pesos for scholarship programs, financial assistance, and donations of computers, schools supplies and books. New schools were built and buildings in disrepair renovated.

Classrooms dubbed “Silid Pangarap” at the kindergarten and elementary levels were constructed in partnership with the AGAPP foundation. Students are given school supplies and the libraries furnished with books. Computers are donated to high schools and computer teachers are paid honoraria. Deserving students are given annual stipends. Full college scholarship programs and future employment for recipients are provided.

The out of school youth are given the opportunity to avail of technical education like auto diesel mechanics and welding. We have also provided the Benguet provincial library with computers and an internet connection.

Health Care

We provide yearly medical, dental and surgical aid, consultations, check ups and services for free to thousands of residents in our host communities. We provide vitamins and medicine to those in need. This is valuable to those without access to basic health services. To reach more people, we partner with the Rotary and Lions Clubs, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples and volunteer doctors. A total of 4.5 million pesos went to our health care programs.

Together with our health programs, we have developed potable water systems for some of our host barangays that need it most in Davao del Sur and Benguet. There has been a marked decrease in water-related diseases in the communities with the implementation of this project.

Livelihood

We have developed access ways and concrete bridges to our plants which are readily used by local farmers as their farm-to-market roads. Tapping points along our pipes have been provided which farmers use for their irrigation needs.

Cooperatives in our host communities are granted financial loans for their businesses like cut flowers and swine raising. In the early 90s, barangay Bineng in Benguet began cut flower production when they had steady access to electric power needed in greenhouses. Now, Bineng is the third largest producer of cut-flowers in Benguet.

In Davao, a family learned how to make bags out of dried water lilies that are abundant in our systems and tend to hamper operations if not removed. The handmade bags are now a good source of income.

Taxes paid

Consistently been cited as a top tax payer. Provinces, municipalities and communities benefit from taxes the company brings. Here are Hedcor’s host communities:

La Trinidad, Benguet
Sablan, Benguet
Tuba, Benguet
Bakun, Benguet
Davao City
Sta Cruz, Davao Del Sur
Alilem, Ilocos Sur
Itogon, Benguet

 

Acting responsibly for our environment

Our company is driven to protect, conserve and preserve our environment. We are geared towards generating power that leaves a lighter impact and does not compromise the Earth’s climate and its limited resources.

Hedcor offers Cleanergy as a solution.

Caring for our Rivers

We take measures in caring for the rivers that are the source of water needed to generate power in our plants. We carry out clean river initiatives such as clean-up drives and educational campaigns with our partners in the local communities. We do regular tests on the quality of water that enters and leaves our hydro systems to ensure better, if not the best quality of water. All our plants have a trash rack, a device that screens and collects floating garbage which is then collected and disposed in consonance with our waste management practices.

Watershed Management 

As a renewable energy company, we care for our watersheds which continuously replenish clean water in our rivers. The protection and reforestation of watersheds ensure continued supply of clean water. The local residents in the communities are the best partners in carrying out watershed management plans. We provide the communities with fruit bearing and forest trees which they plant in the watersheds. The fruits benefit the community and the watersheds are reforested.

Together with our health programs, we have developed potable water systems for some of our host barangays that need it most in Davao del Sur and Benguet. There has been a marked decrease in water-related diseases in the communities with the implementation of this project.

Responsible Carbon Emissions

Reducing our carbon emissions reduces our business costs as well. Our state of the art video-conferencing system minimizes travel to our offices in Benguet, Makati and Davao. Policies are in place to minimize the idling time of our vehicles and we conscientiously work as a team to avoid unnecessary use of vehicles and we conserve water and energy.

We are registered with the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol which allows us to convert our reduced carbon emissions into credits we could sell in the global carbon market.

How we Manage our Waste

The three bin system is practiced in our offices and plants. Solid wastes are segregated into biodegradable and residual wastes and recyclables. Biodegradables go into composting pits while residuals into the municipal land-fill. Recyclables are collected in our Materials Recovery Facility and later sold to buy-back centers. This is the practice whether the wastes are from our operations or from the garbage collected by the trash racks in all our plants.

Hedcor, Inc. History Timeline

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1972

A team from Davao Light was contracted to operate NPC-owned hydros in Talomo, Davao City

1978

Hydro Electric Development Corporation (HEDCOR) joined the Philippine hydropower industry.

1980

From the south, HEDCOR ventured to the culturally-rich

Cordillera.

1985

HEDCOR signs a contract to rehabilitate and operate the four hydroelectric power plants owned by the City of Baguio. The contract states a sharing agreement between the City of Baguio, the Baguio Water District (BWD) and HEDCOR. Through the agreement, three plants in Asin, Tuba, and the Kennon Road Plant become fully operational in mid-1986. Improvement in the succeeding years has increased the plants’ aggregate capacity from 700 KW to 3.6 MW.

1986

Simultaneous with the Asin Plants, HEDCOR also rehabilitated and operated the Kennon Plant in Camp 6, Tuba.

1987

The Philippine government allowed private entities to construct and operate electric-generating plants through Executive Order No. 215

1988

Hedcor constructed the 500kW plant of Philex Mining Corporation in Padcal, Tub,a Benguet

1990

The 1.2-MW Irisan 3 Plant in Tuba, the 4-MW Ampohaw Plant in Sablan and the 2.4-MW Sal-angan Plant in Itogon were completed

1991

The construction of Upper Takbo Hydro (Bakun), Lower Labay (Bakun), Bineng Hydros 1 and 2 (La Trinidad) started

Irisan Hydro 3 Commissioning

Capacity: 1.20 MW

Ampohaw Hydro Commissioning

Capacity: 8 MW

Sal-angan Hydro Commissioning

Capacity: 2.40 MW

Bineng Hydro 1 Commissioning

Capacity: 3.20 MW

Bineng Hydro 2 Commissioning

Capacity: 2 MW

1992

Talomo Hydro 1 Commissioning

Capacity: 1 MW

Lower Labay Hydro Commissioning

Capacity: 2.40 MW

Bineng Hydro 2b Commissioning

Capacity: 0.75 MW

FLS Hydro Commissioning

Capacity: 6.15 MW

Bineng Hydro 3 Commissioning

Capacity: 4.50 MW

 

1993

 

4-MW Upper Takbo Hydro (now Ferdinand L. Singit), 2-MW Lower Labay Hydro and 3.6-MW Lon-oy Hydro started operating under the Northern Mini Hydro Corporation.

Lon-oy Hydro Commissioning

Capacity: 3.60 MW

1994

To support its growing assets, HEDCOR, under the leadership of Erramon Aboitiz launched Total Quality Management or what we call now “InyoVation”

1996

 

Northern Mini Hydro Corporation, Aboitiz Equity Venture and Pacific Hydro Limited won the bid to develop the 70-megawatt Bakun AC Hydro in Alilem, Ilocos Sur

1997

The 5.2-MW Ampohaw Hydro in Sablan was upgraded to 8-MW and became the first automated plant of HEDCOR.

 

First Hedcor’s Safety and Skills Day Competition was organized

1999

HEDCOR marked its entry in the operations and maintenance (O&M) business with the management of the 70-MW Bakun AC hydropower plant in Alilem, Ilocos Sur in 1999.

2000

70-MW Bakun AC Hydro in Alilem, Ilocos Sur

Bakun AC Hydro Commissioning

Capacity: 70 MW

 

9001:2014 Certified

ISO 9001:1994, or quality management, is awarded to HEDCOR for the Ampohaw Hydropower plant, the first ISO-certified mini hydropower plant in the country.

 

 

2001

HEDCOR started delivering energy directly to San Fernando Light and Company.

 

 

9001:2014 Certified

ISO 9001:1994, or quality management, is awarded to HEDCOR for the Ampohaw Hydropower plant, the first ISO-certified mini hydropower plant in the country.

2002

TESDA confers HEDCOR the Kabalikat Award for exemplary contributions to the advancement of technical-vocational education and training in the country.

Hedcor was first certified for EMS – ISO 14001 for its Ampohaw plant.

2003

HEDCOR and Northern Mini Hydro employees’ unions HEU and NMHCEU sign their respective collective bargaining agreements (CBA) in 2003. The CBAs represent the company’s commitment to their partners and most valuable assets: the team members.

 

9001:2014 Certified

ISO 9001:1994, or quality management, is awarded to HEDCOR for the Ampohaw Hydropower plant, the first ISO-certified mini hydropower plant in the country.

 

Hedcor was first certified for EMS – ISO 14001 for its Ampohaw plant.

2004

HEDCOR acquired the Talomo Hydros through the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM)

 

9001:2014 Certified

ISO 9001:1994, or quality management, is awarded to HEDCOR for the Ampohaw Hydropower plant, the first ISO-certified mini hydropower plant in the country.

 

Hedcor was first certified for EMS – ISO 14001 for its Ampohaw plant.

2005

Generating companies NHMC and HEDCOR entered into a de facto merger with non-asset company Benguet Hydro Corporation which was later renamed as Hedcor, Inc.

Talomo Hydros 2, 2a, 2b, and 3 Commissioning

Capacity: 3.47 MW

 

9001:2014 Certified

ISO 9001:1994, or quality management, is awarded to HEDCOR for the Ampohaw Hydropower plant, the first ISO-certified mini hydropower plant in the country.

 

Hedcor was first certified for EMS – ISO 14001 for its Ampohaw plant.

2006

Hedcor handed over the Asin Hydro plants to the government of Baguio.

 

9001:2014 Certified

ISO 9001:1994, or quality management, is awarded to HEDCOR for the Ampohaw Hydropower plant, the first ISO-certified mini hydropower plant in the country.

 

Hedcor was first certified for EMS – ISO 14001 for its Ampohaw plant.

2007

  • Hedcor Sibulan, Inc. (HSI) is formed.
  • The consortium involving Hedcor and Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) signs a 12-year Power Supply Agreement (PSA) in March 2007. Under the PSA, the consortium will supply DLPC with 200 GWh of energy annually.
  • The construction of the 42.5 MW Sibulan Hydro Project commences on June 25, 2007

2008

The passage of Republic Act No. 9513 or the Renewable Energy Act

42.5 Sibulan hydropower plant is the first clean development mechanism (CDM) project in Philippines that is registered under the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change.

2009

2010

 

Hedcor Sibulan commissioned the 42.5-MW Sibulan Hydros A and B.

Sibulan Hydro B Commissioning

Capacity: 16.50 MW, 26 MW

 

Hedcor’s first OHSMS – OHSAS 18001.

2011

AEV assumed full ownership of the 70-MW Bakun AC after Pacific Hydro, Ltd. sold its 50 percent ownership.

2012

Commissioning of the state-of-the-art 3.8-MW Irisan Hydro 1.

Irisan Hydro 1 Commissioning

Capacity: 3.80 MW

 

Hedcor’s Design and Development was certified for ISMS – ISO 27001, first among the entire AP group.

 

9001:2014 Certified

ISO 9001:1994, or quality management, is awarded to HEDCOR for the Ampohaw Hydropower plant, the first ISO-certified mini hydropower plant in the country.

2013

  • Hedcor launches the 14MW Sabangan Hydropower Project, its first hydro plant in the Mountain Province. Expected to complete by the 1st quarter of 2015, the Sabangan hydro will be generating an estimated 55 Million kWh of clean and renewable energy.
  • For the second time, Hedcor bags the Outstanding Labor Management Cooperation (LMC) Award for Industrial Peace by the Department of Labor and Employment through the National Conciliation & Mediation Board (NCMB) and the Philippine League of Labor-Management Cooperation Practitioners, Inc. Hedcor Kabisig Council, Hedcor’s LMC fosters family welfare, high productivity, quality of work and good relationship among its team members.

 

Hedcor’s first IMS – Integrated Management System was given to Irisan 1, Design and Development, and Bakun AC.

 

Hedcor’s Design and Development was certified for ISMS – ISO 27001, first among the entire AP group.

2014

The 14-MW Tudaya Hydros 1 and 2 in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur were commissioned and synchronized to the Mindanao Grid. This

Tudaya Hydro 1 Commissioning

Capacity: 6.60 MW

Tudaya Hydro 2 Commissioning

Capacity: 7 MW

Irisan Hydro 1 and Tudaya Hydro 2 first two hydropower plants to be given CoE for FIT

2015

The first venture of Hedcor in Mt. Province—the 14-MW Sabangan Hydro

Manolo Fortich Hydro Groundbreaking

Capacity: 68.8 MW

Sabangan Hydro Commissioning

Capacity: 7 MW

2017

Hedcor commissioned the 68.8- MW Manolo Fortich Hydros located in the Province of Bukidnon.

La Trinidad Hydro Groundbreaking

Capacity: 19 MW

 

55001 Certified

AMS – ISO 55001 was awarded to Hedcor, first industry from the entire Philippines. This certification was given to Sibulan, Tudaya and Bakun AC plants.

 

Hedcor’s first IMS – Integrated Management System was given to Irisan 1, Design and Development, and Bakun AC.

2018

ISO 22301:2012

Business Continuity Management System

Hedcor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower. It specializes in generating renewable energy from run-of-river hydropower systems.

Today, Hedcor manages and operates 22 hydropower plants and supplies the country with 277.36 MW of clean and renewable energy.

With 40 years of experience, Hedcor is the leading run-of-river developer in the Philippines.

Purpose

“We are a team committed to drive change for a better world by powering businesses and communities with renewable energy.”

Mission

To be the most scalable, efficient, and reliable renewable energy asset manager in the Philippines and ASEAN region.

Vision

To become the one of the largest RE asset managers in the Philippines and ASEAN region, by growing our assets under management from 22 to 40 by 2030.

BENGUET

Ampohaw Hydro

The Ampohaw Hydro located in Banengbeng, Sablan, Benguet harnesses the power of the Balili river.

It was built in 1991 with an initial capacity of 4 MW. It was later expanded in 1994 to have a capacity of 5.2 MW and again in 1996 to produce 8 MW of clean and renewable energy for the province of Benguet. The plant currently supplies  Advent Energy, Inc.

Since Ampohaw Hydro is semi-automatic, it is capable of delivering an annual generation of about 32 GWh to the grid without human intervention.

Capacity 8 MW
Location Brgy. Banengbeng, Sablan, Benguet
Commissioning August 1991 and June 1997
Turbines 2 units 3.5 MW Francis type
 

1 unit 1 MW Francis type

Bineng 3 Hydro

Bineng 3 Hydro is located in Brgy. Bineng, La Trinidad, Benguet and harnesses the power of  the Balili River.

It was commissioned in September 1992 with a capacity of 3 MW from five turbines that could individually produce 600 kWh. It was upgraded to 3.5 MW in 1994 by adding a turbine that could produce 500 kWh. In 1996, all six units were replaced with a single Pelton turbine with a rated capacity of 4.5 MW.

There were fewer units to maintain and the annual average generation was bumped up to about 13 GWh. The renewable energy generated is then delivered to Advent Energy, Inc.

Capacity 4.5 MW
Location Brgy. Bineng, La Trinidad, Benguet
Commissioning September 1992, May 1994, June 1996
Turbines 1 unit 4.5 MW Pelton type

FLS Hydro

The Upper Takbo was built in 1991 but was renamed Ferdinand L. Singit Hydro or FLS Hydro in 1996 in memory of its late plant engineer. The construction of the FLS Hydro was an engineering challenge since there were no roads anywhere near the plant. Among Hedcor’s 19 plants, FLS Hydro has the longest conveyance line of about 3 kilometers. Initially it had a capacity of 4 MW and was upgraded in 1993 to produce its current capacity of 5.9 MW. This translates into about 27 million kWh annually for the NPC.

FLS Hydro employs seven plant operators and shares a team of seven maintenance men with Lon-oy and Lower Labay Hydros.

Capacity 5.9 MW
Location Bakun Benguet
Commissioning August 8, 1992, May 23, 1996
Turbines 2 units 1.2 MW Turgo type
7 units 500 kW Francis type

Irisan Hydro 1

The Irisan 1 Hydropower Plant is the newest of the 21 existing Hedcor run-of-river systems. Its use of the latest in hydropower technology such as fiber-optic communication set-up makes the remote operation of the entire system possible from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. The water running through the Irisan 1 powerhouse cascades into the Irisan 3 Hydropower Plant which is among Hedcor’s oldest plants.

The design of the hydropower plant took into consideration the major source of livelihood of the indigenous land owners and farmers of barangay Tadiangan. Most of the pipes that bring water to the power house are buried so that land owner-farmers can continue planting crops to sell to the market. Moreover, the locals use the 567-meter access to the plant as a farm-to-market road.

Capacity 3.8 MW
Location Tuba, Benguet
Commissioning November 2011
Turbines 1 unit Pelton type

Irisan Hydro 3

The Irisan 3 plant, the first plant owned by Hedcor in Benguet, was commissioned in June 1991. The Irisan Hydro 1 was completed in November 2011 or 20 years after Irisan Hydro 3 was built.

Both hydroelectric plants are located in barangay Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet. Together, the plants generate a total capacity of 5 MW, supplying energy to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market through Aboitiz Power Renewables Inc. or APRI.

Capacity 1.2 MW
Location Tuba, Benguet
Commissioning June 15, 1991
Turbines 3 units Pelton type

Lon-oy Hydro

The Lon-oy hydroelectric power plant in Bakun, Benguet has been rebuilt three times in its 20-year history. Thrice damaged by landslides brought about by typhoons Iliang in 1997, Nina in 2008 and Feria in 2000, these are attributable to the treacherous terrain on which the plant is located as dictated by the run-of-river scheme. This does not deter Hedcor from rebuilding and responsibly delivering 12 million kWh for NPC.

Capacity 3.6 MW
Location Bakun Benguet
Commissioning July 24, 1993
Turbines 2 units 600 kW Pelton type
  2 units 1.2 MW Turgo type

Lower Labay Hydro

Lower Labay was the first plant to be built in the municipality of Bakun, Benguet followed shortly by the Lon-oy plant. When it first operated, it had four generators with a capacity of 500 kW each. They were later expanded to handle a capacity of 600 kW each bringing the plants’ capacity to 2.4 MW, or roughly 14 million kWh annually.

Four local residents are employed to operate the plant.

Lower Labay Hydro

Capacity 2.4 MW
Location Bakun Benguet
Commissioning June 19, 1992 and October 5, 1993
Turbines 4 units 600 kW Francis type

Sal-angan Hydro

The Sal-angan plant was one of the first plants built by Hedcor in 1990. Originally called Omico, it supplied energy to the Philex Mining Corporation. After the contract with Philex expired in 2002 the plant reverted to the name of the river it taps – the Sal-angan River.

Other than CSR projects and local taxes, the Sal-angan plant benefits the community with farm-to-market roads and reforestation efforts.

Sal-angan presently sells it’s electricity to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market.

Capacity 2.4 MW
Location Itogon, Benguet
Commissioning October 6, 1991
Turbines 4 units Francis

ILOCOS SUR

Bakun AC Hydro

The Bakun AC Hydro has been producing 70 MW of clean and renewable energy for Northern Luzon since 2001. It taps the power of the Bakun River through its weir – the point where part of the river water is diverted – in Bakun, Benguet.

Developed under a build-operate-transfer scheme, the hydroelectric plant will be handed over to the National Power Corporation in working condition, free of charge after 25 years.

During the construction of the plant, about 16 kilometers of access roads were developed and are now used as farm-to-market roads. This includes the 292-meter “Friendship Bridge” allowing vehicular access into the municipality of Alilem.

Management of the Bakun AC plant includes the responsibility of maintaining the watershed to sustain the production of hydro energy. Under the watershed management program, we are committed to protect and maintain the forest cover and rehabilitate deforested areas of the watershed.

Capacity 70 MW
Location Alilem, Ilocos Sur
Commissioning February 2001
Turbines 4 units Pelton Type

MT. PROVINCE

Sabangan Hydro

run-of-river hydropower
run-of-river

Hedcor pioneered the very first hydropower facility in Mountain Province—the 14-megawatt Sabangan Hydro.

This relatively small run-of-river hydropower plant, proved that there is big power in small hydro.

Hedcor Sabangan started the construction of the hydropower plant in 2013 and was inaugurated in 2015. It became the communities’ pride for its human story and its successful operation.

Today, not only does the plant delivers 15,000 kWh annually but it also offsets about 29,000 tons of carbon dioxide.

Since run-of-river hydropower plants are location specific, the rugged terrain of Mountain Province offers countless opportunities for hydropower development.

The intake weir where water is diverted to the powerhouse is located in Barangay Napua. A three kilometer tunnel then conveys the rushing waters to the powerhouse located in Barangay Namatec. The water turns the turbine in high speed creating mechanical energy, when harnessed this energy turns into electrical energy powering households and businesses.

Capacity 14 MW
Location Namatec, Sabangan, Mt. Province
Commissioning February 2015
Turbines Turbine: 1 unit Pelton

DAVAO CITY

Talomo Hydro 1

The Talomo Hydro 1 is located in Barangay Malagos in the Calinan district of Davao City. It was acquired and commissioned as a Hedcor asset in 1992.

The plant uses an open canal instead of conveyance pipes to divert water to its forebay.  Talomo Hydro 1 is capable of generating 5.7 million kWh annually.

Capacity 1 MW
Location Calinan, Davao City
Commissioning May 13, 1992
Turbines 2 units 500-kW Francis type

Talomo Hydro 2

Hedcor  began operating and maintaining the Talomo Hydro 2 hydroelectric plant in 1972. Originally built in 1950 and commissioned under the NPC in 1959, the Talomo Hydro 2 was commissioned as one of Hedcor’s assets in January 2005.

The plant has a small footprint of about 200 square meters with a capacity to generate 4.7 million kWh annually.

Capacity .60 MW
Location Tugbok, Davao City
Commissioning January 2005
Turbines 3 units 200-kW Francis type

Talomo Hydro 2A

The Talomo Hydro 2A was built and commissioned in the 1950’s and commissioned under the NPC in 1957.

In 2005, it was commissioned as a Hedcor asset.

The Talomo Hydro 2A has a small footprint of about 100 square meters with an annual generating capacity of 2.3 million kWh.

The plant’s 1.7 kilometer access road is also used by local farmers in the area.

Capacity 0.65 MW
Location Tugbok, Davao City
Commissioning January 2005
Turbines 1 unit 450-kW Francis vertical type
1 unit 200-kW Kaplan Runner vertical type

Talomo Hydro 2B

The Talomo 2B plant was built in 1954 and originally commissioned in 1958 for the NPC. Although Hedcor had been operating and maintaining it since 1972, it was only in January 2005 that the plant was commissioned as a company asset.

As commonly found among all of Hedcor’s run-of-river hydroelectric power plants, the plant does not have a penstock. but is still capable of generating up to 1.7 million kWh annually.

Capacity 0.30 MW
Location Tugbok, Davao City
Commissioning January 2005
Turbines 1 unit 300-kW Francis type

Talomo Hydro 3

The Talomo Hydro 3 was built in the 1950’s and Acquired by Hedcor in 1972. has been operated and maintained by Hedcor

In 2005 it was commissioned as one of Hedcor’s assets.

Although the plant has a relatively small footprint of about 200 square meters, it can still generate up to 13 million kWh annually.

Capacity 1.92 MW
Location Catalunan Pequeno, Davao City
Commissioning January 2005
Turbines 2 units 960-kW Francis type

DAVAO DEL SUR

Tudaya Hydro 1

The Tudaya Hydro 1 operates upstream of the Sibulan Hydropower A plant harnessing the Baroring Creek.

The commercial operation of the plants came in timely when the region is experiencing power supply shortage. It started delivering to Davao Light and Power Company through an Energy Regulatory Commission-approved Energy Supply Agreement.

The first of four cascading plants, Tudaya Hydro 1 produces 7 MW and the water it utilizes is re-used in the Sibulan Hydro A to produce 17 MW.

Several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs tailored to the needs of host communities were implemented during the construction of the plant. To uplift the host communities of the plants, CSR programs focus in education, livelihood, health and environment.

Capacity 6.6 MW
Location Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
Commissioning February 16, 2014
Turbines 1 unit (6.6MW) Pelton Type

Sibulan Hydro A

The Sibulan Hydro A have been generating 16.5 MW of clean and renewable energy for Davao since 2010.

The second of four cascading plants, the water utilize in Sibulan Hydro A is re-used in the Sibulan Hydro B to produce 26 MW.

Employing thousands of local labour force, Sibulan A was completed and commissioned on December 26, 2010.

Local residents who are mainly engaged in abaca and fruit farming have since benefitted from the use of 44 kilometers of farm-to-market roads which were developed as access to the plants.

Capacity 16.5 MW
Location Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
Commissioning December 26, 2010
Turbines 2 units 8.25 MW Pelton type

Sibulan Hydro B

The Sibulan Hydro B has an installed capacity of 26 MW. It generate clean and renewable energy for Davao City.

The water it utilizes is re-used in the Tudaya Hydro 2.

Sibulan Hydro B also has two Pelton type units each capable of producing 13 MW. Construction of the Sibulan Hydro B was completed in Sepember 2010 employing hundreds of locals.

Hedcor adopted over 1,000 hectares area within the Mt Apo Natural Park to plant trees and protect the riverbank.  It was adopted under the watershed management plan entered into with the DENR in 2008. Of that land area, Hedcor achieved its reforestation efforts in less than 5 years.

Capacity 26 MW
Location Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
Commissioning March 26, 2010
Turbines 2 units 13-MW Pelton type

Tudaya Hydro 2

The 7MW Tudaya Hydropower Plant operates downstream of Sibulan Hydropower B plant harnessing the Sibulan River.

This plant generates renewable energy to Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative or DASURECO. The commercial operation of the plant came in timely when the region is experiencing power supply shortage.

Tudaya Hydro 2 is very accessible by all types of vehicles, it is expected to become a resource center for schools and universities seeking to be educated about the operation of run-of-river hydropower plant. The area landscaped with a motif that harmonizes nature with energy generation.

Capacity 7 MW
Location Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
Commissioning February 19, 2014
Turbines 2 units (2.4MW and 4.9MW) Francis Type

BUKIDNON

Manolo Fortich Hydro 1

The Manolo Fortich Hydroelectric Power Project is seen to generate about 68.8MW of clean and renewable energy for Mindanao. Based on the early exploration stage, the project will be designed to have two cascading plants. The first plant, Manolo Fortich Hydro 1, is looking to have an installed capacity of 43.4MW. Meanwhile, the second plant, Manolo Fortich Hydro 2, will have an installed capacity of 25.4MW.

Manolo Fortich in Bukidnon is known to be home of the first pineapple plantation in the far-east. Since the municipality?s economy is driven mainly by agriculture, the local farmers will find Hedcor’s access roads as a boon. These roads will allow local growers more practical means of transporting their crops to the market. Further, the same communities can tap the project?s weir site for irrigation, watering livestock and other purposes. The Higaonon Indigenous Community in Manolo Fortich also stand to benefit from the project both in terms of economic and social development reliably delivered by the company.

Construction of the power plants is projected to begin in the 2nd quarter of 2015. During this period, hundreds of local residents will be given preference of employment for a period seen to span about 2 years.

As the front runner in run-of-river hydrop~ower generation in the country, Hedcor?s vision is to generate 2 billion kWh by 2020.

Capacity 68.8 MW
Location Province of Bukidnon
River Harnessed Tanaon, Amusig and Guihean Rivers
Commissioning 3rd Quarter 2017
Annual Generation 360 GWh

Manolo Fortich Hydro 2

PRIVACY STATEMENT

As part of our ongoing commitment to protecting your privacy and to giving you a secure and safe online and personal experience, we have updated our Privacy Statement to ensure compliance with Republic Act No. 10173 of 2012.

We, in Hedcor – a subsidiary of AboitizPower, would like to inform you of our Company’s commitment to compliance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012, its Implementing Rules and Regulations, and our Company data privacy and protection policies we have adopted internally.

From time to time, it may be necessary for you to provide personal data in connection with your visits to our company website and portals, our offices, with your direct or indirect dealings with our Company, our officers and employees, and in your browsing activities through any of our website or mobile applications, as stakeholder, a customer, a journalist, a job applicant, a researcher or in any relevant capacity.

 

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We may collect and process personal data from you in the ordinary course of the Company’s business which may include, to the extent necessary to respond to your requests, queries and concerns, basic information such as your name, residence, and contact details, and sensitive personal information such as your age, marital status, tax identification number, government issued identification cards, financial information, tax returns, educational background and work history, among others (collectively, your “Personal Data”).

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In general, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You will be given the opportunity to accept or reject the use of cookies on our websites in a pop-up box when you first access our website. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Most web browsers, however, automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. You may choose not to accept the cookies, however, this may restrict the services that you can access at our websites. Declining cookies may also prevent you from taking full advantage of our websites.

 

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When necessary, we request for your Personal Data for us to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following purposes:

  1. Establishing your identity as an investor or a stockholder of record in order to provide you services and accord you the benefits of an investor or a stockholder, which includes managing, administering, approving or facilitating any transaction or action in relation to your shares of stock, the payment of your dividends, and the registration of your shares in the stock and transfer books;
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  4. Complying with the reportorial obligations of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) and the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation (PDEx), and other self-regulating organizations that oversee the company;
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  6. Collecting and analyzing collective investor or shareholder data or information, and conducting statistical analysis to improve the services to be provided to you including the expeditious response to your concerns and queries, and to ensure that the services to be provided to you as an investor or a stockholder of record are based on accurate and appropriate information; and

Complying with and responding to legal processes or lawful orders of any judicial or quasi-judicial bodies.

 

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We are committed to ensuring that your Personal Data is kept secure. We have implemented suitable and adequate organizational, physical and technical security measures, policies and procedures intended to reduce the risks of accidental destruction or loss, or the unauthorized disclosure or access to such information which are appropriate and adequate to the nature of the Personal Data we collect.

We may retain your Personal Data only for as long as necessary for legitimate business purposes, to comply with laws, regulations, or lawful court order, or to establish or defend a legal action.

 

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  1. any of our affiliate or subsidiary only for the purposes we have collected your Personal Data;
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  7. your lawyer, attorney-in-fact, or duly authorized agent or representative, upon presentation of a duly executed special power of attorney;
  8. any regulatory, quasi-judicial or judicial authority, or as otherwise considered necessary or appropriate for our legitimate business purposes.

Any access to Personal Data will be limited to the person who require your Personal Data to perform the functions for which personal information has been collected, and as required or allowed by law. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your Personal Data to third parties. If shared, we will, at your request, provide you with details of the companies with whom we have shared your Personal Data.

 

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We may amend or update this privacy statement from time to time as may be necessary. We recommend that you check this privacy notice every time we advise you of any change.

 

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  4. correct any errors in your Personal Data; and
  5. update your Personal Data as required.

If you have questions, concerns or complaints regarding our compliance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012 or if you wish to exercise your rights to access, rectification, object, portability or deletion in instances allowed under the law, you may contact us through our Data Privacy Officer by way of any of the following channels:

 

Mail:     The Data Privacy Officer

Hedcor, Inc., a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corporation

214 Ambuclao Road, Obulan,

Beckel, La Trinidad,

Benguet

Email:   hedcor.dpo@aboitiz.com

Tel. No.: 074 – 424 4763

 

We will make every reasonable effort to correct, update and respond to your request promptly, unless we require further information from you in order to fulfill your request, and in each case, subject to legal and other permissible considerations. We will also investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal data in accordance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012, its Implementing Rules and Regulations, and other data privacy and protection policies we have put in place. You may bring to the National Privacy Commission any complaint that cannot be resolved with us directly.

WE PROVIDE CLEAN ENERGY

Hedcor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower. It specializes in generating renewable energy from run-of-river hydropower systems.
Today, Hedcor manages and operates 22 hydropower plants and supplies the country with 277.36 MW of clean and renewable energy.

With more than 40 years of experience, Hedcor is the leading run-of-river developer in the Philippines.

We are Hedcor, the Philippines’ leading developer of run-of-river hydropower. As a developer of renewable energy, we are committed to develop and operate efficient hydropower systems across the country. We are continually expanding to aid the country achieve energy self-sufficiency through renewable energy resources that leave a lighter impact on our environment. We are moving the country into a low carbon economy which is a key solution to the global concern on climate change.

We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower, the holding company for the Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, distribution, retail and power services.

Run-of-river Power

Our Plants

Being the reliable partner of our host communities

We at Hedcor find it mutually beneficial to partner with the communities where we operate our run-of-river hydropower systems. Through our corporate social responsibility projects on education, health, livelihood and environment, we remain steadfast in helping develop our host communities. In return, the local residents help build, operate and maintain our plants. Partnership with the Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., the social development arm of Aboitiz Equity Ventures and the AboitizPower Corporation since 2000 brought about more social development projects to our host communities.

Education

Education is the key to empowering members of our host communities thus it is foremost in our social development projects. The Aboitiz Foundation has given a total of 15 million pesos for scholarship programs, financial assistance, and donations of computers, schools supplies and books. New schools were built and buildings in disrepair renovated.

Classrooms dubbed “Silid Pangarap” at the kindergarten and elementary levels were constructed in partnership with the AGAPP foundation. Students are given school supplies and the libraries furnished with books. Computers are donated to high schools and computer teachers are paid honoraria. Deserving students are given annual stipends. Full college scholarship programs and future employment for recipients are provided.

The out of school youth are given the opportunity to avail of technical education like auto diesel mechanics and welding. We have also provided the Benguet provincial library with computers and an internet connection.

Health Care

We provide yearly medical, dental and surgical aid, consultations, check ups and services for free to thousands of residents in our host communities. We provide vitamins and medicine to those in need. This is valuable to those without access to basic health services. To reach more people, we partner with the Rotary and Lions Clubs, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples and volunteer doctors. A total of 4.5 million pesos went to our health care programs.

Together with our health programs, we have developed potable water systems for some of our host barangays that need it most in Davao del Sur and Benguet. There has been a marked decrease in water-related diseases in the communities with the implementation of this project.

Livelihood

We have developed access ways and concrete bridges to our plants which are readily used by local farmers as their farm-to-market roads. Tapping points along our pipes have been provided which farmers use for their irrigation needs.

Cooperatives in our host communities are granted financial loans for their businesses like cut flowers and swine raising. In the early 90s, barangay Bineng in Benguet began cut flower production when they had steady access to electric power needed in greenhouses. Now, Bineng is the third largest producer of cut-flowers in Benguet.

In Davao, a family learned how to make bags out of dried water lilies that are abundant in our systems and tend to hamper operations if not removed. The handmade bags are now a good source of income.

Taxes paid

Consistently been cited as a top tax payer. Provinces, municipalities and communities benefit from taxes the company brings. Here are Hedcor’s host communities:

La Trinidad, Benguet
Sablan, Benguet
Tuba, Benguet
Bakun, Benguet
Davao City
Sta Cruz, Davao Del Sur
Alilem, Ilocos Sur
Itogon, Benguet

 

Acting responsibly for our environment

Our company is driven to protect, conserve and preserve our environment. We are geared towards generating power that leaves a lighter impact and does not compromise the Earth’s climate and its limited resources.

Hedcor offers Cleanergy as a solution.

Caring for our Rivers

We take measures in caring for the rivers that are the source of water needed to generate power in our plants. We carry out clean river initiatives such as clean-up drives and educational campaigns with our partners in the local communities. We do regular tests on the quality of water that enters and leaves our hydro systems to ensure better, if not the best quality of water. All our plants have a trash rack, a device that screens and collects floating garbage which is then collected and disposed in consonance with our waste management practices.

Watershed Management 

As a renewable energy company, we care for our watersheds which continuously replenish clean water in our rivers. The protection and reforestation of watersheds ensure continued supply of clean water. The local residents in the communities are the best partners in carrying out watershed management plans. We provide the communities with fruit bearing and forest trees which they plant in the watersheds. The fruits benefit the community and the watersheds are reforested.

Together with our health programs, we have developed potable water systems for some of our host barangays that need it most in Davao del Sur and Benguet. There has been a marked decrease in water-related diseases in the communities with the implementation of this project.

Responsible Carbon Emissions

Reducing our carbon emissions reduces our business costs as well. Our state of the art video-conferencing system minimizes travel to our offices in Benguet, Makati and Davao. Policies are in place to minimize the idling time of our vehicles and we conscientiously work as a team to avoid unnecessary use of vehicles and we conserve water and energy.

We are registered with the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol which allows us to convert our reduced carbon emissions into credits we could sell in the global carbon market.

How we Manage our Waste

The three bin system is practiced in our offices and plants. Solid wastes are segregated into biodegradable and residual wastes and recyclables. Biodegradables go into composting pits while residuals into the municipal land-fill. Recyclables are collected in our Materials Recovery Facility and later sold to buy-back centers. This is the practice whether the wastes are from our operations or from the garbage collected by the trash racks in all our plants.


Ilocos Sur

 


Mt. Province

 


Benguet

 


Davao del Sur

 


Bukidnon

 


Davao City

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

We recognize employees as our most valuable partners.

In a highly dynamic environment such as the power industry, our team of highly motivated and competent professionals passionately works for the development of clean and renewable energy.

We are driven to lead, driven to excel, and driven to serve.

To find out more about job opportunities, kindly follow the link: careers.aboitiz.com

LEARNING

We would like to be part of the future of students and help shape their young minds to better understand our company, the industry, and the benefits of clean and renewable energy.

PLANT VISITS

Hedcor welcomes interested parties (students or organizations) who would want to visit any of our hydropower facilities in Davao City, Benguet, Ilocos Sur, Mt Province, Davao del Sur, and Bukidnon. You may send a detailed letter of request to hedcor.bulletin@aboitiz.com.

RESOURCE SPEAKERS

We would be glad to share our experience and expertise on topics regarding civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, hydropower development, clean and renewable energy, and environmental and social development. You may send a detailed letter of request to hedcor.bulletin@aboitiz.com.

Our Offices:


Benguet (Main Office)
214 Ambuclao Road, BeckelLa Trinidad, Benguet
Philippines 2601
Tel. No. (63-74) 424-4606


Taguig (Administrative Office)
32nd St., Bonifacio Global City,Taguig City
Philippines 1634
Tel. No. (63-2) 886-2770


Davao (Administrative Office)
C. Bangoy Sr., Street,Davao City
Philippines 8000
Tel. No. (63-82) 282-2742