Celebration of Partnership: 3rd AboitizPower Open Access Anniversary

October 05, 2016

Celebration of Partnership: 3rd AboitizPower Open Access Anniversary

_s3a0899ABOITIZ Power Corp. recognized last Aug. 5 its 36 Open Access customers on the third anniversary of their partnership in energy solutions in a celebration held at the SMX Convention Center SM Aura in The Fort BGC.Antonio Moraza, AboitizPower President and COO, graced the event and reiterated the group’s commitment to its Open Access customers. “All of us in AboitizPower are committed to work with you, provide you the best, most innovative and seamless service possible,” Antonio Moraza said. “We are in constant search for new and better ways to serve you,” he added.

During the celebration, AboitizPower conducted a forum to apprise customers of latest developments in the company, particularly the status of its balanced mix of energy portfolio that includes an increasing renewable energy (RE) capacity. The forum was followed by awarding of plaques, a night of socials, sing-along and presentations attended by AboitizPower officers and executives.AboitizPower Generation Business Group EVP and COO Manny Rubio said that AboitizPower continues to provide reliable and cost-efficient energy generated by its geothermal, run-of-river hydro, large hydro, coal, oil, solar and, soon, biomass facilities.“We would like to be world-class with our operations while providing the best energy solutions to our customers,” said Manny Rubio.AboitizPower will increase its RE portfolio with the completion of an 8.8-MW biomass facility in Lian, Batangas, which is expected to be online by the end of the third quarter of this year, and the 6-MW rehabilitated binary plant at the MakBan geothermal facilities, which will be fully operational this month.AboitizPower, together with its partners, currently has a total net sellable capacity of 3,350 MW, 38-percent of which comes from its RE power plants all over the country.The open access regime under the Electric Power Industry Reform Act allows a customer with a demand of at least 750 kilowatts to make supplier choices and sign contracts tailored to meet their specific and unique requirements.AboitizPower’s Retail Electricity Suppliers (RES) have been ensuring competitive supply of electricity, while providing energy solutions, power quality and efficiency, and other value-added services to its customer since the commercial operations of Open Access last June 2013.

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