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5 floating solar projects in Laguna endorsed for Green Lane processing

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The Board of Investments (BOI) approved ACEN Corp.’s requests for Green Lane processing of five floating solar ventures in Laguna Lake.

The Board of Investments awards certificates of endorsement to ACEN Corp. for its five floating solar power plant projects in a ceremony at the BOI Conference Room on Sept. 6, 2023. Shown are Trade Undersecretary and BOI managing head Ceferino Rodolfo (fourth from left) and ACEN president and CEO Eric Francia (center), along with other executives.

The approved projects include SolarAce4, AC Laguna, AC Subic, GigaWind1 and Ingrid Floating Solar Power Plants, which are consistent with the government’s mission to accelerate the growth of eco-friendly investments in the country.

The five RE projects are now identified and designated as strategic investments in line with Executive Order No. 18 or “Constituting Green Lanes for Strategic Investments”.  The projects are expected to be completed by 2026 and 2027.

Obtaining green lane status expedites permit and license issuance, including resolving strategic investment issues, according to the BOI.

Trade Undersecretary and BOI managing gead Ceferino Rodolfo awarded the Green Lane certificates of endorsement to ACEN president and chief executive Eric Francia in an awarding ceremony at the BOI Main Office in Makati City on Sept. 6, 2023.

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SolarAce4 covers 100 hectares of the lake surface area in Santa Cruz, Laguna, and will produce 140-megawatt peak (MWp) of clean energy.

AC Laguna Floating Solar Power Plant-AC Laguna, located on 200 hectares of lake surface area in Victoria and Pila, Laguna, will generate 280MWp of clean energy.

The AC SUBIC Floating Solar Power Plant, occupying 200 hectares of lake surface area in Victoria and Santa Cruz, Laguna, is expected to produce 280MWp of clean energy, while GigaWind1 Floating Solar Power Plant covers 200 hectares of lake surface area in Kalayaan and Paete, Laguna to generate 280MWp of sustainable energy.

Ingrid Floating Solar Power Plant is located on 100 hectares of lake surface area in Lumban, Laguna and will produce 140MWp of clean energy.

ACEN, established in 2011, is the renewable energy platform of the Ayala Group.

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