Renewable energy developer Alternergy Holdings Corp. and Quezon 1 Electric Cooperative Inc. (Quezelco 1) have joined forces to transmit clean power from Alternergy’s wind power farm on Alabat island, Quezon.
Alabat Wind Power Corp. (AWPC) will construct and commission a 37-kilometer 69kV transmission line from Alabat Wind Power Farm to the Hongdugua Substation of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). I Photo: Alternergy
Alternergy revealed to the Philippine Stock Exchange that the company has signed a cooperation agreement with Quezelco 1 to facilitate the dispatch of power from the wind farm to the Luzon grid.
The memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the electric cooperative is now set to be executed, according to the company.
Under the MOA, Alabat Wind Power Corp. (AWPC) will construct and commission a 37-kilometer 69kV transmission line from Alabat Wind Power Farm to the Hongdugua Substation of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).
On the other hand, Quezelco 1 will build a 10-MVA substation and assist in securing the right-of-way for the proposed transmission line for Alternergy.
AWPC President Knud Hedeager stated, “Our cooperation with Quezelco 1 is very crucial to ensure that the renewable supply from the Alabat Wind Farm Project will be transported and delivered to the main grid within the timeline we have committed under the Green Energy Auction 2 (GEA 2) Program.”
He added that transmission connection is one of the most challenging tasks for any power project, and they are pleased to be working hand-in-hand with Quezelco 1.
The Alabat Wind Power Farm received approval from the Quezon Provincial Development Council in October.
In the same month, Alternergy injected an additional PHP 80 million from its initial public offering proceeds into the Alabat wind project.
Alternergy previously announced that the construction of its wind farm projects in Alabat and Tanay will commence in the first quarter of 2025, following the specific timeline under the GEA 2.
Hedeager emphasized, “We are working on a very tight timeline and are very delighted by the support from Quezelco 1 and earlier from the local government of Quezon and Quezelco 1 to ensure that we achieve this.”