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The La Trinidad Hydro located harnesses the Balili River. Through it, the facility is able to generate 19MW of clean and renewable energy.

To give way to the 19MW LTH, Bineng Hydros 1, 2a and 2b were decommissioned and became Bineng Combination Hydro. The  hydropower facility was formally renamed to La Trinidad Hydro on January 22, 2018 by the Department of Energy. It symbolizes the partnership and identity established by Hedcor and La Trinidad since 1991.

Hedcor’s partnership with the community of La Trinidad gave way to education and healthcare projects, infrustrcture advancements, and increased employment among locals.

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. For 25 years, the plant supplied the National Power Corporation. Currently, supplies the Advent Energy, Inc. and Advent Energy Solutions, Inc. Since the plant is semi-automatic, it is capable of delivering its annual generation of about 35 million kWh to the grid without human intervention.
Capacity 8 MW
Location Sablan, Benguet
Commissioning August 1991 and June 1997
Turbines 2 units 3.5 MW Francis type
1 unit 1 MW Francis type

Further downstream of the Balili River is the Bineng Hydro 3. 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 from 9 million kWh to 14 million kWh. The renewable energy generated is delivered to the NPC via the Ampohaw sub-station. For 25 years, the plant supplied the National Power Corporation. Currently, supplies the Advent Energy, Inc. and Advent Energy Solutions, Inc.
Capacity 4.5 MW
Location La Trinidad, Benguet
Commissioning September 1992, May 1994, June 1996
Turbines 1 unit 4.5 MW Pelton type

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 Advent Energy, Inc. and Advent Energy Solutions, Inc. For 25 years, the plant supplied the National Power Corporation. Currently, supplies the Advent Energy, Inc. and Advent Energy Solutions, Inc.

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

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. For 25 years, the plant supplied the National Power Corporation. Currently, supplies the Advent Energy, Inc. and Advent Energy Solutions, Inc.

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

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 Advent Energy, Inc. and Advent Energy Solutions, Inc. For 25 years, the plant supplied the National Power Corporation.

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

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 did not deter Hedcor from rebuilding and responsibly delivering 12 million kWh of renewable energy for the National Power Corporation in 25 years. Currently, it supplies Advent Energy, Inc. and Advent Energy Solutions, Inc.
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 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

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 its electricity to Advent Energy, Inc. and Advent Energy Solutions, Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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