SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP), a daughter company of SN Power, has fully commissioned the 105 MW Ambuklao hydroelectric plant in the Philippines, following a three-year rehabilitation project.
SNAP purchased the Ambuklao facility in 2008, which had been shutdown for almost nine years because of technical problems sustained following a major earthquake in 1990.
Following three years of rehabilitation and refurbishment SNAP has increased the plant’s power output from the original 75 MW to 105 MW.
“From today on the Ambuklao plant will provide clean and renewable energy to millions of Filipinos. This rehabilitation sets another milestone in the Philippine hydropower industry as the first of its kind in terms of scope and magnitude,” said Torger Lien, CEO of SN Power.
The Ambuklao hydropower plant is now registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and expected to generate 180 000 carbon credits (CERs).
SN Aboitiz is a joint venture between Aboitiz Power Corporation and SN Power.
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