22 more hydro projects in Davao Region okayed

Subscribe Now January 03, 2015 at 09:49pm

THE Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded service contracts to 22 hyrdroelectric power projects (HEPP) that will be constructed in Davao Region in the coming years.

The 22 projects, which have a combined potential capacity of 256.35 megawatts (MW), are owned by nine different companies, local government units, and electric cooperatives.

These are HedcorTamugan Inc., Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative Dasureco), Euro Hydro Power (Asia) Holdings Inc., local government unit (LGU) of Malita, Sta. Clara Power Corporation, LGS Renewable Energies Corporation, Alsons Energy Development Corporation, Global Sibagat Hydro Power Corporation, and the San Lorenzo Builders and Developers Group, Inc.

The Davao Hydroeelectric Power Project, with a potential capacity of 140 MW, in Davao City of the San Lorenzo Builders and Developers Group Inc. is their only hydropower project in the region but it is also the largest single project in terms of potential capacity.

Global Sibagat Hydro Power Corporation's 34 MW Casauman HEPP in Manay, Davao Oriental is the second biggest project in terms of potential capacity.

Euro Hydro Power (Asia) Holdings Inc. has the most number of HEPPs with nine and a combined potential capacity of 13.35 MW. Their projects include the 1.7 MW Guma River HEPP and 0.7 MW Bulatakay Creek HEPP in Digos City, Davao del Sur; 2.5 MW Napon River HEPP in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur; 1 MW New Bataam HEPP in New Bataan, Compostela Valley; 1.4 MW Dapnan HEPP and 2 MW Baganga River HEPP in Baganga, Davao Oriental; 0.75 MW Manay HEPP in Manay, Davao Oriental; and the 1.8 MW Quinonoan River 1 HEPP and 1.5 MW Quinonoan River 2 HEPP at the Quinonoan River in Davao Oriental.

The Sta. Clara Power Corporation has five projects in its pipeline, which are all located in Maco, Compostela Valley, with a potential capacity of 16 MW -- the 4 MW Upper Maco HEPP, 2 MW Mt. Leonard HEPP, 4 MW Tagum River HEPP, 3 MW Hijo River 1 HEPP, and the 3 MW Hijo River 2 HEPP.

Other projects in the region include the 2 MW Osmena HEPP and 17 MW Manorigao HEPP of LGS Renewable Energies Corporation in Caraga, Davao Oriental; 11.50 MW Tamugan HEPP of HedcorTamugan Inc. in Davao City; 5 MW Ruparan HEPP of Dasureco in Digos City, Davao del Sur; 2.5 MW Malita HEPP of the LGU of Malita, Davao del Sur; and the 15 MW Sumlog 2 of Alsons Energy Development Corporation in Lupon, Davao Oriental.

Engr. Rolando J. Fara-on, DOE Mindanao senior science research specialist, told Sun.Star Davao in an interview that they awarded two kinds of service contracts, the pre-development service contract and the development service contract.

He said the pre-development service contracts will allow the companies to begin complying the needed required documents, certificates, endorsements, and conducting their feasibility studies.

The development service contracts are awarded when the company has completed all required documents for their project and are already on the construction phase.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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