WEnergy team to spend USD 18m in solar microgrids in Philippines

Sep 13, 2022 12:40 PM ET
  • A consortium led by Singaporean renewables infrastructure programmer WEnergy Global Pte Ltd (WEG) has actually won an agreement in a tender to construct 16 microgrids with solar energy elements in the Philippine district of Palawan.
WEnergy team to spend USD 18m in solar microgrids in Philippines
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In addition to WEG, the Maharlika consortium additionally includes Maharlika Clean Power Holdings Corp (MCPHC) as well as CleanGrid Partners Pte Ltd (CGP). This triad, via special purpose vehicle Archipelago Renewables Corporation, has signed a Certified Third Party (QTP) service contract to develop these microgrids in order to energise greater than 7,100 homes and 300 tiny regional businesses in 7 municipalities across the solution area of the Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO).

The consortium has actually been acquired to spend PHP 1 billion (USD 17.6 m/EUR 17.5 m) in the construction of a circulation network that includes 175 kilometres of key and also secondary power lines energised by 3.8 MWp of solar photovoltaics (PV) and also 2 MW of diesel generators. The microgrids will certainly additionally use 4.2 MWh of batteries.

" [...] Not just do microgrids promote accessibility to electricity of rural communities, they likewise make it possible for genuine sustainable advancement and also strength at the community level. The microgrids that we establish can be easily scaled and replicated," specified Atem Ramsundersingh, Chief Executive Officer and Board Director of WEnergy Global.

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