The Department of National Defense (DND) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a South Korean electric company in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on Tuesday, April 26, to establish solar panels in at least two military camps in Central Visayas and Northern Mindanao.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Korea Electrical Safety Corporation (KESCO) President Jihyun Park signed the MOU for the development and implementation of solar panel projects in selected DND facilities at Camp General Macario Peralta Jr. in Jamindan, Capiz; and at Camp Kibaritan in Kalilangan, Bukidnon.
Lorenzana said the donated solar panels with initial rated capacity of 50 and 100 megawatts will help the DND realize its vision for military camps to start the shift to sustainable energy resources.
“Today’s activity goes hand-in-hand with the global initiative to shift toward green energy and economy to drastically decrease harm against the planet,” Lorenzana said.
The DND said that the agreement between them and KESCO was in accordance with the existing MOU of the Philippines with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Government of the Republic of Korea (MOTIE-ROK) on the Expansion of the Renewable Energy Deployment signed during the state visit of President Duterte on June 4, 2018.
“To strengthen the energy competitiveness of the Philippines, we hope that both governments will join together to continue to support with the success of this partnership,” Park said.