ACEN to add 300 MW solar capacity in Palauig project
This is in support of the Philippines target to generate 35% of its power from renewable energy.
Philippine-based energy firm ACEN added 300-megawatts of solar capacity through the construction of large-scale solar plant in Palauig, Zambales.
This is within proximity of the 63MW Palauig 1 Solar project. The cost of the new development, including the construction of the 1,200MW transmission line, is estimated at P16b.
“Palauig 2 Solar is the first of several new plants to commence with major construction works this year, and the need to sustain this accelerated pace towards the exponential growth of the renewables space is on top of our agenda,” Jose Maria Zabalera, chief development officer of ACEN, said.
Palauig 2 Solar is expected to produce over 450 gigawatt-hours of clean energy per year, and together with Palauig 1 Solar’s 90GWh output, can sustainably power the equivalent of around 139,000 homes and avoid 350,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.