Energy sales of Aboitiz Power Corporation got a boost of 40 megawatts (MW) following the signing of a new power supply agreement (PSA) with Pampanga Electric Cooperative II (PELCO II), the latest customer it cornered for its ‘Cleanergy’ brand.
In a statement to the media, Aboitiz Power emphasized that the PSA, as signed in July this year, commits the delivery of the specified power supply volume to the Pampanga power utility for the next 10 years.
The new contract was also considered a ‘turning point’ for PELCO II because it marked its shift to cleaner source of energy to be supplied by the Tiwi and Makiling-Banahaw (MakBan) geothermal plants of AP Renewables Inc (APRI), a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power.
Dennis B. Jordan, president and chief operating officer of APRI, asserted “this partnership reinforces Aboitiz Power’s role in promoting the use of renewable energy in the country as we strive to provide reliable power supply and integrate environmental stewardship in our operations.”
The Aboitiz Power group, for its part, is also at the crossroads of bolstering up its clean energy portfolio – by enhancing the ratio of its future renewable energy (RE) capacities vis-à-vis massive thermal power developments in recent years.
The off-taker Pampanga electric cooperative is servicing the electricity needs of the municipalities of Guagua; Sasmuan; Bacolor; Santa Rita; Mabalacat and Lubao.
As noted by PELCO II General Manager Amador Guevarra, their distribution firm is hoping that their supply procurement from Aboitiz Power “will really contribute to the development of Pampanga and expand the use of renewable energy in the country.”
He further explained that “our technical working group has chosen Aboitiz Power to be the most responsive and compliant bidder.”
And with that newly cemented power supply pact, the PELCO II executive stressed that “we are looking forward to realizing the benefits of having them as our new supplier of RE for development projects for households and businesses in the region.”
According to Aboitiz Power, it won the supply contract through a competitive selection process (CSP) carried out by PELCO – and that was done in line with policies instituted by the government.
“Aboitiz Power emerged as the chosen energy supplier in a selection process that lasted four months,” the company reiterated, adding that “the conduct of this CSP is aligned with the Department of Energy’s goal of upholding clear, transparent and fair energy procurement processes by various power suppliers.”