Nestle Set to Tap Renewable Energy in the Philippines

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Nestle Philippines Inc. has turned to Aboitiz Power Corp., a holding company in the Philippines to supply renewable energy (RE) to its manufacturing facility, the MakBan Geothermal Power Plant (MGPP).

Peter Winter, Nestle Philippines Technical Director, thanked AboitizPower for facilitating the use of renewable energy to fuel the Lipa, Batangas operations. The partnership was officially sealed recently on May 3, 2017. The partnership seals the sourcing of RE from Aboitiz from MGPP of AboitizPower subsidiary, AP Renewables Inc. (APRI).

Winter reiterated that the partnership between AboitizPower and Nestle Philippines was a testimony of the shared commitment of both the companies towards continuously looking for sustainable solutions. He added that this would facilitate reducing their carbon footprint and also help to protect the environment in a more sustainable manner.

Antonio R. Moraza, President of AboitizPower said that the company’s balanced mix portfolio assured that consumers had a reliable, ample, and reasonably priced power for their diverse needs. Moraza added that they had a commitment to sustained growth with their portfolio and they believed that Nestle and all their customers could be served well.

Meanwhile, Felino Bernardo, APRI President said that they valued their partnership with Nestle as they shared the same passion for doing better than the ordinary for providing their customers with quality products and services.

AboitizPower and its partners have a reported net sellable capacity from its RE portfolio which includes geothermal, hydro, and solar power plants located all over the country, with a capacity of over 1,200 megawatts (MW). There is a continuous endeavour to build up its RE portfolio through its various ongoing projects which include the 69-MW Manolo Fortich run-of-river hydro project in Bukidnon and the 8-MW Maris Canal hydro project in Isabela.

The company also celebrated the restoration of its 6-MW binary plant on April 27, 2017, at the MakBan facility. The binary plant maximises the excess steam from the primary power plant in order to produce an extra capacity of clean and RE.

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