Benguet


Name: Ampohaw Hydro
Capacity: 8 MW
Location: Sablan, Benguet
Commisioning: August 1991 and June 1997
Turbines: 2 units 3.5 MW Francis type, 1 unit 1 MW Francis type
Description: The Ampohaw Hydro located in Banengbeng, Sablan, Benguet harnesses the power of the Balili river. It was built in 1991 with an initial capacity of 4 MW. It was later expanded in 1994 to have a capacity of 5.2 MW and again in 1996 to produce 8 MW of clean and renewable energy for the province of Benguet. The plant supplies the National Power Corporation (NPC) and the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) through it connection point in Kamug, Sablan. Since the plant is semi-automatic, it is capable of delivering its annual generation of about 35 million kWh to the grid without human intervention.

In 2000, Ampohaw earned an ISO certification for quality management, making it the first mini-hydro plant in the country to receive such an honor.

As the local partner of its host barangay, a total of 8 local residents are employed to operate and maintain the plant.
Name: Bineng Hydro 1
Capacity: 3.2 MW
Location: La Trinidad, Benguet
Commisioning: November 1991 and July 1994
Turbines: 2 units 1.2 MW Turgo type, 2 units 400 kW Pelton type
Description: The Bineng Hydro 1 is found in Bineng, La Trinidad, Benguet and is operated and maintained by 9 employees from the local community. It was first commissioned in November 1991 with an initial capacity of 1.6 MW derived from four 400-kW generators. It was later upgraded and commissioned to produce 2.5 MW in July 1994 and now generates an average of 10 million kWh annually.

It is the first in a cascading series of plants along the Balili River working in tandem with Bineng Hydros 2, 2b and 3. It delivers power to the NPC and BENECO via the Ampohaw sub-station.

The conveyance pipes upstream that divert water from the intake to the powerhouse down river could be tapped by local farmers as a means to irrigate their crops. The same conveyance pipes are used as footbridges and farm access by local residents.
Name: Bineng Hydro 2
Capacity: 2 MW
Location: La Trinidad, Benguet
Commisioning: December 1991 and May 1996
Turbines: 2 units 600 kW Francis type, 1 unit 800 kW Francis type
Description: The Bineng Hydro 2 is also located in Bineng, La Trinidad, Benguet and employs members of the local community for its operation and maintenance. Before it was expanded, its capacity was 1.5 MW derived from three 500-kW generators. But through Hedcor’s drive to continuously improve, the same old generators were modified to handle a higher capacity. Today, with a capacity of 2 MW, Bineng Hydro 2 generates about 7.5 million kWh of clean and renewable energy annually. The power plant utilizes the water coming from the Bineng Hydro 1 and the Balili River to reach its rated capacity.

Just as in Bineng Hydro 1, the conveyance pipes of Bineng Hydro 2 are used to irrigate the crops of local farmers. It also supplies the NPC and BENECO through the Ampohaw sub-station.
Name: Bineng Hydro 2b
Capacity: 0.75 MW
Location: La Trinidad, Benguet
Commisioning: August 1992
Turbines: 1 unit 250 kW Turgo type, 1 unit 500 kW Turgo type
Description: The third in the cascading plants and the smallest, Bineng Hydro 2b uses the water from Bineng Hydro 2 and the Balili River to generate another 0.75 MW of clean and renewable energy. It has been operating at capacity since it was commissioned in August 1992. It contributes 2.5 million kWh annually to the NPC and BENECO through the Ampohaw sub-station.

Bineng Hydro 2b employs three local residents to operate and maintain the plant. A footbridge spanning the Balili River was built as access to the plant, and is now used by local farmers to reach the isolated farms across the river.
Name: Bineng Hydro 3
Capacity: 4.5 MW
Location: La Trinidad, Benguet
Commisioning: September 1992, May 1994 and June 1996
Turbines: 1 unit 4.5 MW Pelton type
Description: Further downstream of the Balili River and the last in the cascading series of Bineng Plants is the Bineng Hydro 3. It was commissioned in September 1992 with a capacity of 3 MW from five turbines that could individually produce 600 kWh. It was upgraded to 3.5 MW in 1994 by adding a turbine that could produce 500 kWh. In 1996, all six units were replaced with a single Pelton turbine with a rated capacity of 4.5 MW. There were fewer units to maintain and the annual average generation was bumped up from 9 million kWh to 14 million kWh. The renewable energy generated is delivered to the NPC and BENECO via the Ampohaw sub-station.

The operation and maintenance of the Bineng Hydro 3 employs eight, bringing to a total of 23 employed locals in all the four Bineng cascading hydroelectric plants.
Name: FLS Hydro
Capacity: 5.9 MW
Location: Bakun Benguet
Commisioning: August 8, 1992, May 23, 1996
Turbines: 2 units 1.2 MW Turgo type, 7 units 500 kW Francis type
Description: The Upper Takbo was built in 1991 but was renamed Ferdinand L. Singit Hydro or FLS Hydro in 1996 in memory of its late plant engineer. The construction of the FLS Hydro was an engineering challenge since there were no roads anywhere near the plant. Among Hedcor’s 19 plants, FLS Hydro has the longest conveyance line of about 3 kilometers. Initially it had a capacity of 4 MW and was upgraded in 1993 to produce its current capacity of 5.9 MW. This translates into about 27 million kWh annually for the NPC and BENECO.

FLS Hydro employs seven plant operators and shares a team of seven maintenance men with Lon-oy and Lower Labay Hydros.
Name: Irisan Hydro 1
Capacity: 3.8 MW
Location: Tuba, Benguet
Commisioning: November 2011
Turbines: 1 unit Pelton type
Description: The Irisan 1 Hydropower Plant is the newest of the 21 existing Hedcor run-of-river systems. Its use of the latest in hydropower technology such as fiber-optic communication set-up makes the remote operation of the entire system possible from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. The water running through the Irisan 1 powerhouse cascades into the Irisan 3 Hydropower Plant which is among Hedcor’s oldest plants.

The design of the hydropower plant took into consideration the major source of livelihood of the indigenous land owners and farmers of barangay Tadiangan. Most of the pipes that bring water to the power house are buried so that land owner-farmers can continue planting crops to sell to the market. Moreover, the locals use the 567-meter access to the plant as a farm-to-market road.
Name: Irisan Hydro 3
Capacity: 1.2 MW
Location: Tuba, Benguet
Commisioning: June 15, 1991
Turbines: 3 units Pelton type
Description: The Irisan 3 plant, the first plant owned by Hedcor in Benguet, was commissioned in June 1991. The Irisan Hydro 1 was completed in November 2011 or 20 years after Irisan Hydro 3 was built. Both hydroelectric plants are located in barangay Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet. Together, the plants generate a total capacity of 5 MW, supplying energy to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market through Aboitiz Power Renewables Inc. or APRI.
Name: Lon-oy Hydro
Capacity: 3.6 MW
Location: Bakun Benguet
Commisioning: July 24, 1993
Turbines: 2 units 600 kW Pelton type, 2 units 1.2 MW Turgo type
Description: The Lon-oy hydroelectric power plant in Bakun, Benguet has been rebuilt three times in its 20-year history. Thrice damaged by landslides brought about by typhoons Iliang in 1997, Nina in 2008 and Feria in 2000, these are attributable to the treacherous terrain on which the plant is located as dictated by the run-of-river scheme. This does not deter Hedcor from rebuilding and responsibly delivering 12 million kWh for NPC and BENECO.

The plant employs four locals to operate it.
Name: Lower Labay Hydro
Capacity: 2.4 MW
Location: Bakun Benguet
Commisioning: June 19, 1992 and October 5, 1993
Turbines: 4 units 600 kW Francis type
Description: Lower Labay was the first plant to be built in the municipality of Bakun, Benguet followed shortly by the Lon-oy plant. When it first operated, it had four generators with a capacity of 500 kW each. They were later expanded to handle a capacity of 600 kW each bringing the plants’ capacity to 2.4 MW, or roughly 14 million kWh annually.

Four local residents are employed to operate the plant.
Name: Sal-angan Hydro
Capacity: 2.4 MW
Location: Itogon, Benguet
Commisioning: October 6, 1991
Turbines: 4 units Francis
Description: The Sal-angan plant was one of the first plants built by Hedcor in 1990. Originally called Omico, it supplied energy to the Philex Mining Corporation. After the contract with Philex expired in 2002 the plant reverted to the name of the river it taps - the Sal-angan River.

Other than CSR projects and local taxes, the Sal-angan plant benefits the community with farm-to-market roads and reforestation efforts.

Sal-angan presently sells it’s electricity to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market.

Ilocos Sur


Name: Bakun AC Hydro
Capacity: 70 MW
Location: Alilem, Ilocos Sur
Commisioning: February 2001
Turbines: 4 units Pelton Type
Description: The Bakun AC Hydro has been producing 70 MW of clean and renewable energy for Northern Luzon since 2001. It taps the power of the Bakun River through its weir - the point where part of the river water is diverted - in Bakun, Benguet.

Developed under a build-operate-transfer scheme, the hydroelectric plant will be handed over to the National Power Corporation in working condition, free of charge after 25 years.

During the construction of the plant, about 16 kilometers of access roads were developed and are now used as farm-to-market roads. This includes the 292-meter "Friendship Bridge" allowing vehicular access into the municipality of Alilem.

Management of the Bakun AC plant includes the responsibility of maintaining the watershed to sustain the production of hydro energy. Under the watershed management program, we are committed to protect and maintain the forest cover and rehabilitate deforested areas of the watershed.

Mountain Province


Name: Sabangan Hydro
Capacity: 14 MW
Location: Barangay Namatec Sabangan, Mountain Province
Turbines: 2 Vertical Pelton Turbines
Description: The Sabangan Hydropower Project is a run-of-river hydropower plant capable of supplying Mountain Province with 14 MW of clean and renewable energy

Sabangan Hydro is comprised of an intake weir situated in Barangay Napua which diverts part of the river's water into the system. The 3.2 kilometer tunnel feeds the water to the penstock then eventually to the powerhouse in Barangay Namatec. The natural force of gravity creates the energy required to spin the two Pelton turbines that in turn generate electricity. The water leaves the generating station and is returned to the river without altering the existing flow or water levels.

Eight local residents, four waterguards and four plant operators, were trained to operate and maintain the power plant throughout its service life. About 290 locals, both professional and skilled, were given job opportunities during the construction of the plant.

The Sabangan Project opened a total of 5-kilometer road connecting from the existing roads in both barangays. These all-weather rorads will help farmers transport their local produce.

Davao City


Name: Talomo Hydro 1
Capacity: 1 MW
Location: Calinan, Davao City
Commisioning: May 13, 1992
Turbines: 2 units 500-kW Francis type
Description: The Talomo Hydro 1 is located in Barangay Malagos in the Calinan district of Davao City. It was acquired and commissioned as a Hedcor asset in 1992.

The plant uses an open canal instead of conveyance pipes to divert water to its forebay. Talomo Hydro 1 is capable of generating 5.7 million kWh annually.
Name: Talomo Hydro 2
Capacity: .60 MW
Location: Tugbok, Davao City
Commisioning: January 2005
Turbines: 3 units 200-kW Francis type
Description: Hedcor began operating and maintaining the Talomo Hydro 2 hydroelectric plant in 1972. Originally built in 1950 and commissioned under the NPC in 1959, the Talomo Hydro 2 was commissioned as one of Hedcor’s assets in January 2005.

The plant has a small footprint of about 200 square meters with a capacity to generate 4.7 million kWh annually.
Name: Talomo Hydro 2A
Capacity: 0.65 MW
Location: Tugbok, Davao City
Commisioning: January 2005
Turbines: 1 unit 450-kW Francis vertical type, 1 unit 200-kW Kaplan Runner vertical type
Description: The Talomo Hydro 2A was built and commissioned in the 1950’s and commissioned under the NPC in 1957. In 2005, it was commissioned as a Hedcor asset.

The Talomo Hydro 2A has a small footprint of about 100 square meters with an annual generating capacity of 2.3 million kWh. The plant’s 1.7 kilometer access road is also used by local farmers in the area.
Name: Talomo Hydro 2B
Capacity: 0.30 MW
Location: Tugbok, Davao City
Commisioning: January 2005
Turbines: 1 unit 300-kW Francis type
Description: The Talomo 2B plant was built in 1954 and originally commissioned in 1958 for the NPC. Although Hedcor had been operating and maintaining it since 1972, it was only in January 2005 that the plant was commissioned as a company asset.

As commonly found among all of Hedcor’s run-of-river hydroelectric power plants, the plant does not have a penstock. but is still capable of generating up to 1.7 million kWh annually.
Name: Talomo Hydro 3
Capacity: 1.92 MW
Location: Catalunan Pequeno, Davao City
Commisioning: January 2005
Turbines: 2 units 960-kW Francis type
Description: The Talomo Hydro 3 was built in the 1950’s and Acquired by Hedcor in 1972. has been operated and maintained by Hedcor

In 2005 it was commissioned as one of Hedcor’s assets.

Although the plant has a relatively small footprint of about 200 square meters, it can still generate up to 13 million kWh annually.

Davao Del Sur


Name: Sibulan Hydro A
Capacity: 16.5 MW
Location: Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
Commisioning: December 26, 2010
Turbines: 2 units 8.25 MW Pelton type
Description: The Sibulan Hydroelectric Power Plants have been generating 42.5 MW of clean and renewable energy for Davao since 2010. The first of two cascading plants, Sibulan A Hydro produces 16.5 MW and the water it utilizes is re-used in the Sibulan B Hydro to produce 26 MW.

Employing thousands of local labour force, Sibulan A was completed and commissioned on December 26, 2010.

Local residents who are mainly engaged in abaca and fruit farming have since benefitted from the use of 44 kilometers of farm-to-market roads which were developed as access to the plants.
Name: Sibulan Hydro B
Capacity: 26 MW
Location: Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
Commisioning: March 26, 2010
Turbines: 2 units 13-MW Pelton type
Description: The Sibulan Hydroelectric Power Plants have been generating 42.5 MW of clean and renewable energy for Davao since 2010. Composed of two cascading plants, Sibulan A Hydro produces 16.5 MW and the water it utilizes is re-used in the Sibulan B Hydro to produce another 26 MW.

The second of the cascades, Sibulan B Hydro also has two Pelton type units each capable of producing 13 MW. Construction of the Sibulan Hydro B was completed in Sepember 2010 employing hundreds of locals.

Hedcor is committed to protect and care for a 1,000-hectare area within Mt. Apo which was adopted under the watershed management plan entered into with the DENR in 2008. Of that land area, Hedcor has pledged to reforest 210 hectares and devoted another 150 hectares to agro-forestry for the benefit of the residents and the indigenous people in the area.
Name: Tudaya Hydro 1
Capacity: 6.6 MW
Location: Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
Commisioning: February 16, 2014
Turbines: 1 unit (6.6MW) Pelton Type
Description: The Tudaya Hydro 1 operates upstream of the Sibulan Hydropower A plant harnessing the Baroring Creek.

The commercial operation of the plants came in timely when the region is experiencing power supply shortage. It started delivering to Davao Light and Power Company through an Energy Regulatory Commission-approved Energy Supply Agreement.

Several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs tailored to the needs of host communities were implemented during the construction of the plant. To uplift the host communities of the plants, CSR programs focus in education, livelihood, health and environment.
Name: Tudaya Hydro 2
Capacity: 7 MW
Location: Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
Commisioning: February 19, 2014
Turbines: 2 units (2.4MW and 4.9MW) Francis Type
Description: The 7MW Tudaya Hydropower Plant operates downstream of Sibulan Hydropower B plant harnessing the Sibulan River.

This plant generates renewable energy to Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative or DASURECO. The commercial operation of the plant came in timely when the region is experiencing power supply shortage.

Tudaya Hydro 2 is very accessible by all types of vehicles, it is expected to become a resource center for schools and universities seeking to be educated about the operation of run-of-river hydropower plant. Soon to rise within the compound will be a hydro-center which will house a mix of media on how to develop and operate hydropower plants. The area landscaped with a motif that harmonizes nature with energy generation.

New Projects

Manolo Fortich Hydro Project

Hedcor’s 68.8 MW Manolo Fortich Hydroelectric Power Plant (HEPP) project in Bukidnon is now on full-swing construction after its groundbreaking ceremony in April 2015.

The P12.5 billion project is designed to have two cascading plants, the 43.4 MW Manolo Fortich Hydro 1 and the 25.4 MW Manolo Fortich Hydro 2. This is the first venture of Hedcor in Bukidnon Province.