BUSECO chooses Hedcor’s renewable energy

December 02, 2016

BUSECO chooses Hedcor’s renewable energy
Members of the board of Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative Inc. (BUSECO) together with Hedcor representatives during the signing of renewable energy supply agreement on Thursday, November 10.
Members of the board of Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative Inc. (BUSECO) together with Hedcor representatives during the signing of renewable energy supply agreement on Thursday, November 10.
Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative Inc. (BUSECO) chose AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor to supply 5 megawatts to its franchise area in 2017.BUSECO and Hedcor signed an energy supply agreement on Nov. 10 at the Mallberry Suites in Cagayan de Oro City. BUSECO General Manager Deiter Hoff Arellano represented the electric cooperative while Rolando Pacquiao, Hedcor VP for Operations in Mindanao, represented the power generation company.During a speech, Arellano said that through Hedcor, BUSECO can achieve its goal to deliver adequate power to its customers using local and sustainable resources. He said that he is glad that BUSECO and Hedcor have become partners in helping develop the province of Bukidnon and its people.“We must have a reliable partner in order for us to deliver a reliable and sustainable power supply to our customers” Arellano stressed.At present, BUSECO serves Malaybalay City, the towns of Lantapan, Cabanglasan, Impasugong, Sumilao, Malitbog, Libona, Manolo Fortich, Baungon and Talakag, and Barangay Lilingayon of Valencia City.“Thanks to Hedcor for the opportunity, for giving us part of the power that will be generated from the hydropower plant. At the end of the day, the ultimate beneficiary is our member consumer-owners” Arellano said.Pacquiao thanked BUSECO for choosing Hedcor's renewable energy to be included in their energy mix. He said that AboitizPower is committed to exploring better ways to integrate good social development and responsible environmental stewardship into their business operations.“Manolo Fortich Hydro will enable us to further our commitment to support the energy needs of our country, particularly Mindanao.  We remain committed to providing reliable, ample and competitively priced power, generated with the least possible adverse effects on our environment and host communities,” Pacquiao said.Hedcor is set to finish its 68.8MW Manolo Fortich hydropower project by the second quarter of 2017, which will provide additional power to the Mindanao grid. The US$280.4-million project will be the latest addition to Aboitiz Power Corporation’s growing portfolio of renewable energy in the country  under the Cleanergy brand.BUSECO is the sixth electric cooperative to pick Hedcor’s renewable energy in Mindanao. Hedcor was also the power generator of choice of Zamboanga del Sur Electric Cooperatives 1 and 2, Zamboanga del Norte Electric Cooperative, Misamis Occidental I Electric Cooperative and Siargao Electric Cooperative.

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