Wind energy in Philippines: Mindoro wind farm

The 48-megawatt Wind Energy Power System  consists of three phases each generating 16MW.

The country’s largest wind farm starts construction tomorrow on a site overlooking Verde Island, involving a P6-billion private investment on power generation.


Energy Secretary Rene Almendras and Oriental Mindoro Rep. Rodolfo Valencia will he joined by Italian Ambassador Luca Fornari, industry leaders and local executives to kick off the project at its 1,296-hectare site in Barangay here.

Valencia said the Puerto Galera wind farm “will strongly be conducive for expanding business and tourism, manufacturing, and other industries that will certainly improve the economy of the province.”

The Bangui wind farm in Ilocos Norte has 20 units generating 33 megawatts of electricity. Each unit stands 70-meter high with a blade diameter of 41 meters.

The Puerto Galera facility whose service contract was approved by the Department of Energy is located six kilometers from the interconnection point of the 69-kilovolt Mindoro Grid of the Small Power Utilities Group of the National Power Corp.

Ilocos wind turbines

Attending the rites are Oriental Mindoro Gov. Alfonso Umali, second district Rep. Reynaldo Umali, along with executives of CMC Asia Inc. an  Italian power firm led by its chairman, Engr. Armando de Rossi, also the chief executive officer of the Philippine Hybrid Energy System Inc., the project owner-developer.

Also invited are officials of Eolica S.L. Unipersonal which will supply the turbines, PHESI chief operating officer Nicky Villasenor, officials of Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative and other guests.

The Puerto Galera project is a component of the Power Development Program of Oriental Mindoro supported by the Provincial Development Council.

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines has included Mindoro in its Transmission Development Plan through the Batangas-Mindoro Interconnection Project linking the Island of Mindoro to Luzon via a submarine power cable.