MGen Renewable Energy, Inc. (MGreen), a unit of the Manila Electric Company group with Vena Energy have achieved a commercial operation date for their 68-megawatt solar farm project in Currimao, Ilocos Norte.
The “Garcia 2” solar farm facility, which is owned by Nuevo Solar Energy Corporation (NSEC), has been officially switched on. This provides valuable supply addition to Luzon’s grid just in time for peak demand this summer.
Jaime Azurin, President and CEO of MGen stated that the project has been completed. “We now embark on a new chapter of our partnership with Vena Energy. We start the commercial operations for NSEC.”
He stressed that the integration of the solar farm into commercial operations was always part of the MGen group’s shared aspiration to provide clean and sustainable energy – one that is aligned towards accelerating “the country’s energy transition.”
Azurin stated that their company will continue to invest in clean and sustainable energy sources. MGreen has a 1,500 MW pipeline of renewable energy projects, with an execution timeframe of 5 years.
The new-powered plant will supply power to MPower (a licensed retail electricity supplier), an affiliate company of MGen in the Meralco group.
Vena Energy Philippines’ head Samrinder Nehria stated that the Garcia solar project is a milestone in their collective efforts to create a sustainable future.
He stated that this partnership venture with MGen was a testimony to their joint experience and expertise in delivering the project successfully within a 12-month time frame. We look forward to future collaborations like this.”
Key local leaders witnessed the switch-on, which will be used as an additional source of clean energy development in Ilocos Norte – now thriving as a hub of green power facilities in the country – as well as Governor, Matthew Joseph Marcos Manotoc, Currimao Mayor, Edward Quilala, Vice Governor, Cecilia Araneta Marcos, and Eugenio Angelo Barba, Congressman from the Second Congressional District of the province.