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Hedcor Bukidnon hydro plant now operating at full capacity

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Hedcor Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corp., said Wednesday two units of its hydropower facility in Bukidnon resumed operations last week.

“As of August 10, 2021, units 3 and 4 of Hedcor’s Manolo Fortich 1 Hydro are now online and re-synced to the Mindanao Grid after completion of restoration works,” said AboitizPower.

It can be recalled that persistent rains were experienced in Bukidnon in June last year. The incident caused soil saturation, erosion, and mudslides. This resulted in pipe dislocations, pipe bursts, and damage to the high head penstock line.

The two units, with a combined gross capacity of 32 megawatts (MW), were temporarily de-energized to make way for pipe repairs. Restoration works for affected facilities were completed in 358 days.

Together with the four units of Manolo Fortich 1 Hydro (45.94MW) and another four units of Manolo Fortich 2 Hydro (27.38MW), Hedcor Bukidnon is now generating power at full gross capacity of 73.32MW.

These plants generate Cleanergy, AboitizPower’s brand for clean and renewable energy for customers and communities across the Mindanao region.

AboitizPower  is one of the largest power producers in the Philippines with a balanced portfolio of assets located across the country. It is a major producer of Cleanergy, its brand for clean and renewable energy with several hydroelectric, geothermal, and solar power generation facilities. It also has thermal power plants in its generation portfolio to support the baseload and peak energy demands of the country.

In the next 10 years, the company will significantly expand its Cleanergy portfolio, in support of the government’s efforts to promote renewable energy in the country and as the company’s contribution to the global renewable energy targets.

AboitizPower is aiming for an almost 50:50 Cleanergy and thermal capacity mix by 2030.

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