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Northern Samar wind project up for completion in mid-2025

TACLOBAN CITY: A 206-megawatt wind power project is on track and will be completed within the second quarter of 2025, the provincial government said on Monday.

Citing observations from the recent inspection, Northern Samar Provincial Economic Development and Investment Promotions Office (PEDIPO) chief Jhon Allen Berbon said the project is on track for full-scale construction and will start within the second quarter of 2024.

The San Isidro Wind Power Project, a renewable energy project by Lihangin Wind Energy Corp (LWEC), features 33 wind turbine generators with a capacity to produce 206.25 megawatts of electricity, along with over 130 transmission towers.

‘We helped the firm fast-track the bureaucratic hurdles faced by the project for their construction phase,’ Berbon said in a phone interview.

The LWEC in San Isidro town is in partnership between Aboitiz Power Corp., Vena Energy, and Vivant Energy Corp. These firms have not yet disclosed their investment for the project, according to the provincial gover

The project will occupy about 176 hectares of land with wind turbines in the coastal villages of Salvacion, San Juan, Palanit, Mabuhay, Veriato and Caglanipao.

It is expected to contribute to the government’s goal of achieving a 35-percent renewables share in the energy mix by 2030.

‘The integration of wind power infrastructure with a thriving economic enterprise presents a compelling model for sustainable tourism development in Northern Samar,’ Berbon said.

The firm announced its planned investment in San Isidro, Northern Samar through a disclosure to the Philippine Stocks Exchange index on Sept. 27, 2023.

San Isidro, which is 235 kilometers north of Tacloban, is a 4th class town in Northern Samar with a population of 27,867 people.

Source: Philippines News Agency