Hedcor revamps Bakun plant, more renewable power to Luzon

November 17, 2015

Hedcor’s own Ferdinand L. Singit (FLS) hydro power plant re-energizes Luzon as it went throughanother expansion this year to generate a total capacity of 6.

15MW of renewable energy.

FLS Hydro is located in the remote mountainous uplands of the Benguet province.

  This area has limited road networks thus a tram line also known as a skyline is the only alternative means of transporting the equipment needed for the rehabilitation.

By fortifying the existing skyline used to build FLS Hydro in 1993, the transport of equipment has been made possible. All heavy equipment needed including the multi-ton turbines were transported via the 1.

8-kilometer skyline.

To bring the efficiency of the plant up, the generating units of FLS plant were upgraded to higher efficiency turbines sourced from abroad.

 Hedcor replaced the Francis turbines with two new Pelton vertical turbine units.

 The 2 units raised the plant’s efficiency up to 83%, significantly reducing losses for the plant.

 Local employees installed the electro-mechanical components with the assistance from foreign consultants.

With the increased plant generation to 6.

15 MW, it is forecasted to increase production by more or less 9.

3-million kWh per year.

Aside from the FLS plant, the municipality of Bakun shelters two more Hedcor plants, the Lon-oy and Lower Labay hydros. Hedcor has been involved in run-of-river hydroelectric power plants in the Philippines since 1978. As the communities’ partner of choice, the company currently manages 22 hydropower plants across the country with a total capacity of 185 megawatts of clean and renewable energy. Empowered by these partnerships, Hedcor commits itself to generating clean and renewable energy to the Filipino people.