THE new rooftop solar unit of AboitizPower’s recently inaugurated its first project, highlighting its entry into this small-scale market segment while expanding its already diverse Cleanergy portfolio.
AboitizPower Distributed Energy Inc. (APX), began operating the 100-kilowatt installation on top of the Aboitiz and Co. office in Cebu City in March and has since been delivering clean and renewable energy to building tenants like ACO, AboitizPower, AboitizLand, and Pilmico, among others.
“We want to show customers our confidence in the technology and its capability by putting it on our own roof,” APX general manager Jose Rafael Mendoza said.
Aside from this, the company is also looking at several other projects in Luzon and Visayas, some of which are set for completion in 2018.
One with the Aboitiz Group purpose of advancing business and communities, Mendoza said he hopes this latest project will encourage others to pursue their own sustainability efforts and that utilizing distributed energy such as rooftop solar is a real step forward for those who want to do so.
Banking on AboitizPower’s more than 80 years of experience in the industry, Mendoza also said they can help customers meet their requirements through a secure and long-term partnership.
AboitizPower first entered the solar power market in 2016 with its 59-megawatt peak San Carlos Sun (Sacasun) project in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. Through its Cleanergy brand, AboitizPower, together with its partners, now has a net sellable capacity of 1,272 MW.
The company has a wide portfolio of renewable energy plants under Cleanergy, which includes geothermal, run-of-river hydro, and large hydropower facilities all over the country, helping energize economic opportunities in its host communities while further advancing its business portfolio.
By maximizing Cleanergy while taking advantage of the reliability as well as cost-efficiency of thermal power plants, AboitizPower fulfills its push for a balanced mix strategy.