AboitizPower eyes 975-MW solar, wind projects in Pangasinan
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — The Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) plans to construct a 975-megawatt (MW) solar and wind energy facilities in Aguilar, Bugallon, and San Manuel towns in the province.
Aboitiz Power Corp. senior vice president for operations and maintenance Chris Faelnar said residents of these towns and Labrador, Mangatarem, Infanta, and Mabini towns will benefit from 650-MW solar electricity and 325-MW wind electricity.
“Pangasinan is huge and is blessed with a big resource of solar. You can put a solar facility anywhere,” he said during the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) session on Monday.
Faelnar said Aboitiz planned to start the construction at the end of the year or early next year once they complete the necessary permits needed project sites that were mostly public and forest lands.
“We would like to assure the SP that definitely, our priority is to hire locals of the province,” he said.
He said Aboitiz would also welcome if the provincial board issued a resolution asking the company to prioritize Pangasinenses for employment. (PNA)