As an additional source of energy and to reduce carbon footprint, the construction of a solar farm at Palm Concepcion Power Corp. (PCPC) has commenced in Concepcion town, Iloilo province in the Philippines.
The commencement of the construction is part of the seventh anniversary of the commercial operations of Palm Concepcion Power Corp. (PCPC). PCPC is the operator of a 135-MW coal-fired power plant in Concepcion town.
PCPC President and Chief Executive Officer Nicandro Fucoy said, “The solar facility is part of PCPC’s expansion into renewable energy. The solar farm can reduce carbon footprint and be an additional source of energy.”
Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. Praised the PCPC’s green initiative as part of the alignment of the provincial government program to renewable energy. Defensor said, “Iloilo is the first local government in the country to pass an ordinance that is counterpart for Republic Act No. 9513 or the Renewable Energy Act.”
The solar farm will be built by the China Energy Engineering Group Northeast No. 1 Electric Power Construction Co. Ltd. (NEPC), an affiliate of China Energy Engineering Corp.