Luzon Hydro Corporation of the AboitizPower recently received a special citation from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) for its vital contribution in the maintenance of transmission lines.
In the recently held partners’ night, NGCP lauded LHC together with other LGUs and business units for their unyielding support.
The special citation given to LHC is to recognize its effort in sharing its resources with NGCP during maintenance or upgrading activities, assisting in line patrol and providing manpower and resources during emergency restoration activities.
Senior Vice President Chris Faelnar expressed his gratitude and said they uphold the value of partnership.
This is seen through the initiatives LHC had been spearheading for the benefit of the communities where their plant operates. Such are rural electrification projects, medical and dental missions, livelihood programs, scholarship grants and corporate donations.
LHC operates the 70 mega watt Bakun AC run-of-river hydropower plant in Alilem, Ilocos Sur. True to its mission of developing and operating efficient hydropower systems, LHC steps up and goes beyond their duties by generously assisting and supporting the maintenance of transmission lines. With this effort, LHC helps in efficiently delivering power to the consumers.
As run-of-river hydropower developer, LHC utilizes the natural elevation drop of Bakun and Kayapa rivers to generate electricity. Thus, it is considered to be the least disruptive class of power generating technique to the environment.
The hydropower plant which is operated by LHC, began construction in 1997 through a power purchase agreement with the National Power Corporation and began generating power in 2000.
For over 10 years the Bakun AC hydropower plant has been generating over 225 gigawatt-hours of clean and renewable energy per year, enough to power over 50,000 homes.
The company is steadfast in reaching its vision of generating 2billion kWh of “Cleanergy” by 2020.
LHC and is wholly owned subsidiary of AboitizPower, one of the largest private renewable energy producers in the country.