The National Power Corporation enters into a partnership with Odin Energy of South Korea for the installation of wind power generation facility in one of the missionary areas in the country.
The pilot project which is also the first project of Odin Energy in the Philippines can generate up to 120 kilowatts of electricity. The project cost, estimated at $2 million will be shouldered by Odin Energy while NPC will provide for the project site and documentary requirements.
NPC President Ma. Gladys Cruz-Sta. Rita said during the signing ceremony on March 10, 2015 that the project will be of great help to the off-grid areas since fuel delivery to the islands is difficult.
President Young-Mi Baek of Odin Energy said that their wind tower system is multi-floor structural system for power generation that will be installed on roof tops and can produce more energy than wind turbines.
“Odin’s technology can produce electricity at the ideal rate of P1. 15 kw/h which we find very promising,” President Sta. Rita said.
NPC looks into three sites for the possible pilot project – Lubang Island in Mindoro, Polillo Island in Quezon and Ticao Island in Masbate. Construction of the said facility is expected to start on May 2015.