Ten municipalities of Nueva Ecija will soon power their homes and businesses with clean and renewable energy after Nueva Ecija II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NEECO II) recently signed a 33-megawatt (MW) power supply deal with AboitizPower.
Cleanergy, AboitizPower’s brand for clean and renewable energy, will be delivered to NEECO II – Area 1, which includes the towns of Talavera, Lupao, Carranglan, Aliaga, Quezon, Licab, Sto. Domingo, Muñoz, Guimba, and Talugtug. The 33-MW represents 80% of the peak demand of NEECO II’s service area.
NEECO II – Area 1 Board President Reynaldo Villanueva said that the decision to go renewable is a key milestone for the cooperative, which was established in 1975 and has since sourced its energy requirements from non-renewables.
“We consider our Cleanergy partnership with AboitizPower as a major accomplishment because we have been using non-renewable energy since we started operations forty years ago. But we wanted to explore other energy options to maximize benefit to our customers, and at the same time, minimize impact on the environment. So we looked at several power companies and in terms of track record, capacity, and customer service, AboitizPower emerged as our power partner of choice,” Villanueva said.
NEECO II – Area 1 is the third electric cooperative in Luzon to use Cleanergy for its customers. However, AboitizPower has been providing clean and renewable energy for forty years now from its portfolio of hydro, geothermal, and solar power plants, which are strategically located all over the Philippines.
AboitizPower and its partners produce more than 1,200 MW of clean and renewable energy from 30 power plants.
Early this year, eight electric cooperatives in Mindanao have also contracted a total of 45 MW of Cleanergy, adding to AboitizPower’s fast-growing Cleanergy clientele that also includes some of the most sustainable organizations in the country such as Asian Development Bank, The Net Group, Nestle, Eton Properties, Shangri-La Mactan, and UnionBank, among others.
Luis Miguel Aboitiz, EVP and COO of AboitizPower Corporate Business Group, said that the company continuously strives to address the increasing demand for Cleanergy.
“The Cleanergy brand is our solution to the growing demand for renewable energy in the country,” Aboitiz said. He also added that AboitizPower’s wide portfolio of renewable energy assets ensures customers that their power supply is reliable, reasonably priced, and responsibly delivered.
“We are confident about our partnership with AboitizPower as we believe they have the expertise and capacity to cater to our power needs,” Villanueva said. Jokingly, he also addressed their customers, “We have always been ‘happy to serve you’ (highlighting NEECO’s brand promise), and now with AboitizPower, we are even happier.”