Our Commitment To Sustainability
Begins With The Environment

AboitizPower recognizes the importance of environmental sustainability and the impact of the power industry on our planet, given how energy production utilizes the Earth’s natural resources.

But as we take, we must also give back.

As the nation’s top renewable energy provider and environmental partner, we are leading the power sector in conservation efforts to minimize the adverse effects of power production globally.

These activities include compliance with government regulations and third-party evaluations, reduction of carbon emissions in our plant operations, efficient utilization of water and energy capacity, and proper waste management and advocacy campaigns.

The future we’re building is only as good as the decisions we make now. We only have one planet. Let’s strive to take care of it. 

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability is conserving our natural resources and protecting the environment to preserve it for the future.

Our environmental sustainability projects focus on providing for the needs of the present without compromising the future’s capability to meet greater demands. Through numerous environmental initiatives, such as tree planting, coastal cleanups, and biodiversity conservation, we can make this Better World we hope for a reality.

Currently, we are the largest provider of renewable energy in the Philippines. We have taken steps to ensure that the sites for these power sources are kept clean and that waste is managed responsibly, thus driving our commitment to sustainability and conservation.

Energy Mix

AboitizPower currently harnesses Cleanergy, our brand for renewables, from hydro, geothermal, and solar power sources, and continues to explore more opportunities to harness the benefits of renewable energy. AboitizPower and its partners currently own 1,249 MW of total net sellable capacity under Cleanergy.

AboitizPower strives to maintain a Balanced Mix Portfolio by providing reliable and ample power supply at reasonable and competitive prices while integrating social development and environmental stewardship into our business operations.

Our total net sellable capacity with our partners is 6,012 MW, with an energy mix of 21% Cleanergy and 79% thermal energy.

Our 10-year energy transition strategy will bring our portfolio mix to an almost 50:50 Cleanergy and Thermal capacities by 2030, ultimately addressing our country’s energy trilemma of energy security, equity, and sustainability.



Cleanergy Portfolio 

Data as of March 10, 2023

Plant Name Management Company No. of Plant Facilities Net Sellable Capacity (MW) % Ownership of AboitizPower Attributable Net Sellable Capacity (MW)
Ambuklao SN Aboitiz Power - Benguet, Inc. 1 105 50% 53
Bakun Luzon Hydro Corporation 1 75 100% 75
Benguet Hedcor, Inc. 9 53 100% 53
Binga SN Aboitiz Power - Benguet, Inc. 1 140 50% 70
Davao 1-5 Hedcor, Inc. 5 4 100% 4
Magat SN Aboitiz Power - Magat, Inc. 1 388 50% 194
Manolo Fortich Hedcor Bukidnon, Inc. 2 69 100% 69
Sibulan (A, B and Tudaya A) Hedcor Sibulan, Inc. 3 49 100% 49
Sabangan Hedcor Sabangan, Inc. 1 14 100% 14
Maris Main Canal 1 SN Aboitiz Power - Magat, Inc. 1 9 50% 4
Tudaya (B) Hedcor Tudaya, Inc. 1 7 100% 7
Tiwi-MakBan AP Renewables, Inc. 2 290 100% 290
San Carlos San Carlos Sun Power, Inc. 1 47 100% 47
  Total:   1,249 MW   928 MW

AboitizPower’s 10-year Strategy

Our strategic directions in the next 10 years are geared towards delivering EBITDA growth and a major shift in AboitizPower’s energy mix.

  • Growth capacity from 4,432 MW to 9,300 MW
  • International business will become 13% of our generation portfolio.
  • About 65% of new capacity between 2020 and 2029 will be Cleanergy.
  • As a result, shift our overall capacity mix to 50:50 Cleanergy:Thermal.

Government Compliance and Third-Party Certifications

The company complies to various environmental laws in the Philippines, such as the DENR DAO30-IRR for EIS Systems and Republic Act 6969 Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990.

Our Operational Control subsidiaries secure ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems as part of our commitment to environmental sustainability and our partner communities.

Environmental Violation

The company did not have any significant fines related to environmental or ecological issues in the past five fiscal years.

All Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports of AboitizPower are submitted to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Environmental Impact Assessment & Monitoring Division, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB). 

All EIAs can be accessed through DENR’s Compliance Monitoring System (CMR) Online. However, the page is accessible only to the Environmental Regulators (DENR EMB) and can be requested by the public upon the regulator’s approval.

Carbon Emissions Reduction, Energy, and Water Efficiency

In 2015, AboitizPower signed The Manila Declaration and joined the Water Alliance. The commitment aims to lower emissions, address climate change resilience, and embed environmental sustainability in our business processes.

Year after year, the company ensures to reduce carbon emissions and manage water and energy resources efficiently.

Energy Consumption

Energy Consumption (MWh) Total houseload Total purchased electricity Total Energy Consumption (houseload + purchased)
2018 453,602 150,122 603,724
2019 564,804 33,576 598,380
2020 616,405 30,536 646,942
2021 722,140 31,712 753,853
2022 701,988 37,856 739,844

Water Consumption and Recycling

At AboitizPower, we are monitoring our water footprint and maximizing efforts to conserve and recycle water. We contribute to preserving water cycles in our communities through watershed management programs and the rehabilitation of rivers and esteros (creeks).

AboitizPower’s hydropower facilities comprise 13% of our energy portfolio, with 26 plant facilities nationwide. Water supply is critical and requires long-term risk management plans to ensure its viability for the future.

Through our subsidiary, Therma Visayas Inc., we have implemented a unique approach to water management that sets us apart from other companies.

One of TVI's key initiatives is sourcing 100% of its water requirements from seawater, both for process and domestic use. To achieve this, TVI has built its water treatment system with a design capacity of 5608.3 m3/day.

This allows the company to treat seawater efficiently and ensure environmentally sustainable operations without competing with the community for groundwater resources, given that its location is tagged to have a Medium-High water stress risk level.

Our rainwater harvesting program is a testament to our responsible business practices.

TVI’s water management system is designed to be environmentally friendly and efficient by allowing our company to maximize the use of seawater, wherein the treated wastewater generated from process operations is also used in the dust suppression system. This initiative fully demonstrates our dedication to upholding our social responsibility.

We regularly review and assess the applicability of our performance monitoring across our operations. In 2022, our total water withdrawal amounts to 1.07 million cu. meter with 1.19% of water consumed being recycled.

Water Consumption Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total water consumption cu. meter 487,659 309,314 1,109,860 825,351 838,872
Recycled water cu. meter 94,637 382,470 92,759 21,334 9,979
Water consumption intensity cu. meter/MWh generated 0.059 0.057 0.156 0.091 0.086
Water consumption intensity cu. meter/MWh sold 0.006 0.004 0.004 0.004 0.003

Data Transparency: Water consumption and recycling data cover 100% of our operationally controlled generation and distribution units.

Waste Management

AboitizPower follows its standardized guideline on solid waste management to include proper segregation, handling, storage, and disposal. This guideline promotes environmentally sound methods that maximize the utilization of valuable resources and encourages resource reuse, recycling, and recovery, as well as establishing community partnerships where practicable.

Furthermore, the company ensures that all hazardous waste generated within the facilities is properly identified, labeled, and handled to avoid adverse impacts on human health and the environment.

In 2021, AboitizPower conducted a recalibration of the data monitoring of our environmental footprint. This includes identifying and tracking the hazardous wastes generated in our facilities.

Starting in 2021, our fly ash by-product is tagged and monitored as hazardous waste. Although initially tagged as hazardous, the fly ash generated from our coal facilities is conditioned to be non-hazardous and sent to our partners to use as raw materials for cement grinding and concrete mixing.

AboitizPower strictly complies with all environmental regulations in managing fly ash and bottom ash for its coal plants. AboitizPower can create a closed-loop, value-adding fly ash management by using the facility waste into a viable raw material for cement companies. Our coal plants have existing partnerships with cement companies for the use of fly ash as an additive in cement production.

As part of our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, particularly on the promotion of sustainable industrialization, we continue to partner with various organizations and companies in innovating new ways to use our fly ash and bottom ash and turn them into eco-bricks and other sustainable construction materials.

Waste Units 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Waste Generated tons 2,191 2,524 1,500 47,688 50,630
Solid Waste Generated tons 196 243 217 208 44
Hazardous Waste Generated tons 1,995 2,281 1,283 47,480 50,586
Direct Ash and Gypsum emissions Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Ash and gypsum waste composted, reused, recycled, or recovered tons 189,617 126,379 120,299 134,200 130,365

Data Transparency: Waste data covers 100% of our operationally controlled generation and distribution units.

Biodiversity and Conservation

In line with our carbon emissions reduction and commitment to improving climate change resilience, the company and its subsidiaries have implemented initiatives and activities that promote biodiversity conservation and environmental sustainability.

Our team member volunteerism and partnership with our host communities, government agencies, non-government organizations, and people’s groups make these activities possible. Some of these activities include the Annual Aboitiz Group-wide simultaneous tree planting, Cleanergy Park, and watershed projects.

In our plant operations, we have installed pollution control devices and new technology and systems which improve our processes and optimize our resources as part of our environmental efforts.

Furthermore, to contribute to SDG 15 (Life on Land), the Aboitiz Group has planted more than 12 million trees across the Philippines, with 5 million trees coming from AboitizPower tree planting initiatives. From 2017 to 2022 alone, we planted over 1.9 million trees across 2,817 ha.

During these years, the company also contributed to SDG 14 (Life Below Water) through 185 coastal and river cleanup activities, resulting in 131,992 kg of waste collected.

Eagle Adoption

AboitizPower has been a partner of the Philippine Eagle Foundation since 2010. Through this partnership and the Captive Breeding Program, we ensure that the country's national bird is fed, taken care of, sheltered, and conserved.

Tree Planting Activities

  Units 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total trees planted seedlings 304,937 460,522 304,377 288,112 289,004
Total area planted ha 368.04 961.27 324.8 748.85 314.49

Coastal and River Cleanups

  Units 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total number of clean-up activities no. of activities 19 49 21 25 54
Total number of waste collected kg 2,822 13,222 65,321 15,351 24,122

Conservation Initiatives

In our plant operations, we have installed pollution control devices, new technology, and systems that improve our processes and optimize our resources as part of our environmental efforts. We also promote biodiversity, environmental conservation, and sustainability in the Philippines through our programs such as watershed projects, adoption of protected areas, adopt-a-river, adopt-a-marine sanctuary, agroforestry projects, and environmental rehabilitation.

  Units 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Environmental improvement initiatives no. of initiatives 10 6 16 24 60

GHG Emission (Scope 1 and 2)

One of the material topics associated with the energy sector is GHG emission. In AboitizPower, we value transparency and integrity across our operations. We are responsible for reporting the GHG footprint of our operations.

In 2021, as part of our environmental reporting recalibration, we launched and utilized a new tool for our GHG emission accounting. We also recalibrated our previous year's results to ensure that the data reported is consistent with the current year.

GHG Emission Units 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
GHG Emissions Intensity - Generation tonnes CO2eq/MWh generated 0.238 0.282 0.450 0.472 0.435
GHG Emissions Intensity - Distribution tonnes CO2eq/MWh sold 0.000 0.000 0.055 0.064 0.050

Data Reporting Coverage

  • Data reported under energy, waste, water, and biodiversity is based on an operationally controlled accounting approach that covers all AboitizPower’s units that have been operating for more than a year.

Generation units included in the report are the following: AP Renewables, Inc., San Carlos Sun Power, Inc., Luzon Hydro Corp., Hedcor, Inc., Hedcor Sibulan, Inc., Hedcor, Tudaya, Inc., Hedcor Sabangan, Inc., Hedcor Bukidnon, Inc., Therma Marine, Inc., Therma Mobile, Inc., Therma South, Inc., East Asia Utilities Corporation, Cebu Private Power Corporation, SN Aboitiz Power Magat, Inc., SN Aboitiz Power Benguet, Inc., Therma Power Visayas, Inc., and Therma Visayas, Inc.

Distribution units included in the report are the following: Visayan Electric, Davao Light, Cotabato Light, Subic Enerzone, Mactan Enerzone, Balamban Enerzone, Lima Enerzone, and Malvar Enerzone.

  • Since 2015, AboitizPower has been using the operational control approach to set the organizational boundary for the accounting methodology of GHG accounting.
  • AboitizPower’s GHG system is guided by the corporate accounting and reporting standards of The Greenhouse Gas Protocol developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Resources Institute.
  • GHG data include carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide emissions.
  • GHG data from 2019 covers 100% of AboitizPower operationally controlled generation and distribution units. This accounts for 80.33% of our operationally controlled reporting units including corporate offices, distribution, and generation units. While 2017 and 2018 data covers only the GHG intensity of our operationally controlled generation units.

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