Triconti ECC Renewables Corp., one of the largest independent wind energy developers in the Philippines, teamed up with Wpd Group of Germany to develop a 75.6-megawatt onshore wind project in Aklan province.
The P5-billion project, set for construction by yearend, will provide clean energy to help the Philippines transition to a greener and more flexible energy mix.
“We are pleased to add another important project to our pipeline with Aklan as part of our Asia strategy,” said Niclas Fritsch, chief executive of Wpd Philippines Inc.
“We continue to position ourselves in the dynamic and exciting Philippine market for renewable energies and are pleased to have a reliable and experienced partner at our side in Triconti,” he said.
The Aklan wind farm will consist of 18 Vestas V136 turbines with a capacity of 4.2 MW each.
The hilly site is located on the north-western tip of Panay Island, at an altitude of 123 m to 362 m above sea level. At the planning stage, commissioning is scheduled for the end of 2023.
The project is part of a large-scale grid reinforcement and expansion for the islands of Cebu, Negros and Panay, called “CNP Backbone Extension”.
The wind farm will be connected to the grid via a new substation, which is being built by Wand Triconti for the grid operator NGCP. The project partners are in talks to market the electricity generated by the wind farm locally via a power purchase agreement.
Wpd, the Bremen- based global renewable energy developer and operator, is now looking to expand its project portfolio by entering the Philippine market.
Active in more than 28 countries, Wpd has developed more than 5,000 MW of wind and solar capacity world-wide and continues to own and operate more than 1,700 MW of capacity.