120 MW GigaSol Alaminos in Laguna, one of the country’s largest solar farms, is started exporting renewable energy into the grid. It is the company’s second solar farm to go online this year, adding a significant contribution to its rapidly expanding renewables portfolio.
It is the second largest solar plant in the Philippines, and can generate enough power to supply clean energy to approximately 80,000 homes
Apart from generating sustainable energy that can power approximately 80,000 homes while avoiding 111,034.37 MT CO2e of greenhouse gases, the GigaSol Alaminos solar farm is notable for its pioneering Sustainability Hub where AC Energy has started to integrate the circular approach.
“We are pleased to add much needed capacity to the grid as electricity supply remains tight. AC Energy has already added 183 MW of solar capacity to the grid earlier this year, and we also expect to start the operations of the 150 MW Ingrid Power quick response thermal plant in Pililla, Rizal in the next few weeks,” said AC Energy President and CEO Eric Francia. “We have another 276 MW of renewables capacity under construction in the Philippines, with plans to double this capacity before the end of the year.”
As AC Energy continues to expand its renewables footprint in Asia Pacific, the Philippines remains to be the company’s core market. Amidst the pandemic, AC Energy carried out the construction of various renewable energy projects including the 4 MW Bataan RE Tech Hub, the 40 MW Alaminos Battery Storage in Laguna, the 72 MW Arayat-Mexico Solar in Pampanga, and the 160 MW GigaWind in Ilocos Norte. These renewable energy projects are critical additions to the energy space as a disruptive power shortage persists.