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http://www.philstar.com/business/2014/05/06/1319695/hydrotec-renewables-gets-nod-construct-hydro-plant-rizal


Hydrotec Renewables gets nod to construct hydro plant in Rizal
By Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) | Updated May 6, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Hydrotec Renewables Inc. has been given a green light to construct a three-megawatt hydropower plant in Rodriguez, Rizal.


The Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has issued a resolution approving the construction of the power plant within the Pamitinan Protected Landscape (PPL) in the province.


The resolution allows Hydrotec to construct the power plant within the protected area due to the environmentally-friendly design of its small hydro project, the company said over the weekend.


The DENR’s Environment Management Bureau (EMB) also issued a certificate of non-coverage (CNC) to Hydrotec which further affirms that the project has no negative impact on the environment.


Hydrotec director Hannes Mueller said with the CNC, the company no longer needs to secure an Environmental Clearance Certificate.
“With the CNC, there is no need for Hydrotec to get an ECC, a tedious and expensive process,” Mueller said.

The Pamitinan Protected Landscape in Sitio Wawa, Brgy. San Rafael, Rodriguez, Rizal covers a total land area of 608 hectares.


PAMB is a multi-sectoral body responsible for the administration and management of all protected areas in the country.


In its resolution, the body said the project would employ local residents for the construction and operation of the hydropower plants, outsourcing of civil construction works, pipe-steelworks, cranes, transportation, electric works, transmission lines, among others.


It also has a potential contribution to a more effective flood control system.


“Our project does not consume or extract water from the river. The water runs through the turbine which is connected to the electric generator and the full amount of the water is released back to the river,” Mueller said.


On the other hand, he said if a mega dam is constructed, the impact will be disastrous to any inhabitants and the environment.


“In the event of an earthquake, the mega dam would break and some 30 meters of water would flood the entire Marikina Valley, Laguna de Bay and parts of Metro Manila. Furthermore, with nowadays know-how and high-end technology made in Germany with a lifetime of 50 years, the construction of any mega dams is not economically and socio-environmentally feasible at all,” he said.


Hydrotec has received eight renewable service contracts including certificates of registration from the Energy Department for its small hydro projects along Marikina river and its tributaries.


The construction period of a hydro power plant is six to eight months. The company targets to complete all eight hydro projects by 2016.

 

http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Corporate&title=Six-hydropower-projects-cleared&id=84993

 


Posted on March 19, 2014 11:26:18 PM

Six hydropower projects cleared

HYDROTEC Renewables, Inc. has secured environmental clearance for six hydropower projects with a total capacity of 25 megawatts (MW) that will be built along the Marikina River, a company official said yesterday.

“We received the Certificates of Non-Coverage (CNC) for the first batch of our hydro projects,” Hannes Mueller, company director, said in a statement.

Mr. Mueller said that the certificates issued by the Department of Energy should be proof that the company’s projects would not hurt the environment.

“Therefore, a so-called Environment Compliance Certificate -- for which lots of different studies have to be done and which is very costly and time consuming -- is no longer needed for our hydro projects,” the Hydrotec official said.

In a follow-up phone interview, Mr. Mueller said the certificates issued cover six hydro power projects.

“These projects have total capacity of 25 MW and will be located along Marikina River and its tributaries. We expect two more CNCs,” he said.

Last January, Hydrotec said it plans to invest up to P2.7 billion to develop eight projects with a combined capacity of 30 MW in Luzon.

Six of these will be located in the province of Rizal -- two in Antipolo City, three in the municipality of Rodriguez and one in San Mateo. The remaining two will be built in Marikina City.

Hydrotec had said it already conducted site preparation and that it expects completion by 2016.

“The electro-mechanical equipment like hydro turbines, generators, control boards, hydrological equipment will be manufactured in Germany, which guarantees highest efficiency and a lifetime of over 50 years,” Mr. Mueller added.

Hydrotec is a Philippine-based firm composed of German and Filipino investors. It is a member-company of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, according to the same official. -- Claire-Ann Marie C. Feliciano



http://manilastandardtoday.com/2014/03/20/hydrotec-projects-obtain-permits/


Hydrotec projects obtain permits
By Alena Mae S. Flores | Mar. 20, 2014 at 12:01am

Hydrotec Renewables Inc. of Germany said Wednesday it obtained permits from the Environment Department to proceed with its hydro projects in Rizal province.

“We received the CNC [certificate of non-coverage] for the first batch of our hydro projects, including the 3-megawatt Sitio Wawa in Marikina River,” Hydrotec director Hannes Mueller told reporters.

Mueller said the issuance of the CNCs proved that the special, ecological, economical and well-balanced design of Hydrotec’s hydropower plants would “have no negative environmental impact.”

He said with the issuance of the CNCs, the issuance of the environment compliance certificate, which was very costly and time consuming, would not be needed “for our hydro projects.”

Hydrotec was earlier awarded eight renewable service contracts, including certificates of registration from Energy Department, for small hydro projects along Marikina river and tributaries with total investments P2.3 billion to P2.7 billion.

Mueller earlier said the hydro projects with a combined installed capacity of 25 MW to 30 MW would contribute clean energy to the national grid or the Manila Electric Co.’s franchise area.

The company is building mini hydro projects in Rodriguez City (Sitio Wawa, San Isidro and San Jose), San Mateo City (San Mateo), Marikina City (Tumana and Nangka 4) and Antipolo City (Hinulugang Taktak and Nangka 1).

The construction period of a hydro power plant is expected to take six to eight months. The company targets to complete all eight hydro projects by 2016.

“The electro-mechanical equipment like hydro turbines, generators, control boards, hydrological equipment will be manufactured in Germany, which guarantees us, highest efficiency and a lifetime of over 50 years,” Mueller said.

 

 

Marikina River - Metro Manila

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/01/07/14/power-firm-set-build-eight-hydro-plants-along-marikina-river

Power firm set to build eight hydro plants along Marikina River
By Lenie Lectura, BusinessMirror
Posted at 01/08/2014 7:33 AM | Updated as of 01/08/2014 7:33 AM
MANILA - Hydrotec Renewables Inc. will develop eight small hydro power plants worth as much as P2.7 billion with a combined installed capacity of 25 to 30 megawatts (MW).


This, after the Department of Energy awarded the company eight renewable service contracts, including certificates of registration, for the said hydroelectric plants that will be put up along Marikina River.


The company is building three mini-hydro projects in Rodriguez City, one in San Mateo City, two in Antipolo City in Rizal province and two in Marikina City in Metro Manila.


Hydrotech said site-preparation works at the three sites are ongoing.

Depending on weather conditions, the construction period of a small hydro power plant is within six to eight months.

All eight hydro projects are targeted for completion in 2016.


“The electro-mechanical equipment, like hydro turbines, generators, control boards, hydrological equipment will be manufactured in Germany, which guarantees us high efficiency and service span of over 50 years,” said Hannes Mueller, Hydrotec director.


Each hydroelectric power facility will be equipped with a real-time, satellite-connected weather forecasting system, which can provide precise, 72-hour forecast about any meteorological events, like storms and typhoons, as well as direction and speed of wind and clouds and amount of rainfall, among others.


“All data will be available at no costs for the hosting LGUs [local government units] and will improve any weather forecast and warnings for floods, storms, heavy rainfall or typhoons,” he added.


The company will also install trash racks that will remove waste and garbage materials from the rivers.


The host LGUs will receive 1 percent of the gross income as mandated by the Renewable Energy Law and, based on Hydrotec’s company policy, a continuous donation or investment of 5 percent of annual profit to be used for ecological, environmental and social projects.

 

http://www.eco-business.com/news/hydro-wind-power-booms-philippines-2014/

 

Hydro, wind power booms in Philippines in 2014

 

Renewable energy in the typhoon-battered archipelago receive a boost as government issues green light for several proposed power plants as part of larger efforts to become 100 per cent powered by renewables within a decade.

 

Hydroelectric power remains the most attractive renewable energy investment in the Philippines as eight new mini hydro projects gain approval for construction this year.  

 

Hydrotec Renewables, the developer of the eight projects, which champions the use of low-impact hydropower construction said this week the company is investing US$53 million to US$62 million on the combined 25-30-MW projects, eyed for completion by 2016.

 

The projects are located in nearby provinces outside Metro Manila, with three in Rodriguez City (Sitio Wawa, San Isidro and San Jose), one in San Mateo, two in Marikina City (Tumana and Nangka 4) and two in Antipolo City (Hinulugang Taktak and Nangka 1).

 

The company applies a ‘sustainable small hydro approach’, where it incorporates data gathered from hydrological, topological and metrological research in the construction process, including project site attributes to avoid the need to cut trees and inflict environmental disruption to the flora and fauna and existing communities, its website said.

 

The company also espouses turnkey installation that do not require ‘tunnelling’ or capital intensive building, thus shortening the construction timeframe to only seven to nine months.  

 

The eight new projects will also be installed with real time, satellite-connected weather forecast system at each of Hydrotec’s hydropower plants at no cost for the hosting local city or municipal government.

 

This aims to improve the efficiency and operation of the plant by giving a precise 72-hour forecast about any meteorological events like storms, typhoons, direction and speed of wind and clouds, and amount of rainfall. Trash racks will also be installed to help remove waste and garbage materials from the rivers.

 

The company, owned by Filipino and German investors, said it is also looking to install power plants in Leyte and other areas devastated by super typhoon Haiyan last November.

 

The typhoon had put tremendous pressure on the nation’s power grid after causing major damages to energy facilities in the affected areas. Thus, renewable energy plays an important role in the reconstruction of these communities.

 

The country is already one of the world’s leaders in renewable energy, with a third of its primary energy source coming from renewables. Its Climate Change Commission said last year it is laying a sustainable energy roadmap which aims to shift the country’s current fuel system to 100-percent renewable energy capacity in a decade.

 

“Any kind of renewable, ecological friendly produced electricity is an essential contribution to the protection of our environment and nature for forthcoming generations and it will stabilise or lower electricity prices,” Hydrotec Renewables managing director Hannes Mueller said in a statement.

 

According to Department of Energy (DOE) data, hydropower - with a total capacity of 5,468MW - will contribute the most amount of renewable energy in the country. Out of this, 2,950MW are still in the pipeline.

 

“The major benefit of our projects is the average annual contribution of hundreds of megawatt-hours of clean electricity to the Philippine grid, reduction of brownouts, avoiding thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions and a significant reduction of the import and dependence of crude oil and the operation of environment polluting carbon and diesel plants,” Mueller added.

 

Wind breaks                                    

Separately, four wind energy projects in Luzon were awarded the certificates of commerciality last month which means developers can proceed with the construction of the projects and that upon operations, these projects would supply to the grid under the feed-in-tariff (FIT) system.

 

The government has approved FIT rates for renewable energy last year for wind, solar, hydroelectric and biomass energy at a rate lower than those asked for by renewable energy developers.

 

The FIT per kilowatt hour for solar power is set at PhP9.68 (US$0.223); wind, PhP8.53 (US$0.197); run-of-river hydroelectric power, PhP5.90 (US$0.136) and biomass PhP6.63 (US$0.153). Under the system, electricity sold to consumers is fixed for a period of 20 years.

 

The projects are: Energy Logics Philippines for a 48MW in the municipality of Pasuquin; Energy Development Corp’s 63MW expansion of its existing project in the municipality of Burgos; AC energy Holdings’s 45MW in Pagudpud; Ilocos Norte through its joint venture with Northern Luzon UPC Asia Corp, and an 18MW expansion of its 33MW wind farm in Bangui.

 

These projects will add to five other ongoing constructions that have already received the ‘declarations of commerciality’ from the government.

 

Wind power is third among proposed renewable energy projects in the country after hydroelectric and geothermal, aiming to supply 417MW to the grid.The 33MW Bangui Bay Wind Power Project in Ilocos Norte is so far the only wind project that is supplying the grid.

 

The DOE further announced last month that in 2014, some 633.5MW of electricity coming from wind and solar projects will be added to the grid and can power 126,700 households. Director of the DOE’s renewable energy management bureau, Mario Marasigan said in a forum last year that renewable energy contributes between 38 to 39 per cent to the country’s overall primary energy resources. 

 

Geothermal and hydropower plants each account for about 14 per cent of the country’s total energy mix, while other renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass are still comparatively undeveloped.

 

The country is aiming for its overall renewable energy programmes to have a capacity of 15,304 MW by 2030, up from about 5440 MW currently.




http://www.interaksyon.com/business/78188/power-firm-set-to-build-hydroelectric-plants-along-marikina-river

Power firm set to build hydroelectric plants along Marikina River
By: Euan Paulo C. Anonuevo, InterAksyon.com
January 7, 2014 1:54 PM

InterAksyon.com means BUSINESS
MANILA - Hydrotec Renewables Inc has bagged several renewable energy service contracts from the Department of Energy (DOE) for the development of small hydro power projects along the Marikina River.

In a statement, Hydrotec said it received eight renewable service contracts, including certificates of registration from the DOE for its hydroelectric power projects along Marikina river and its tributaries.

"The hydro projects with a combined installed capacity of 25 megawatts (MW) to 30 MW will contribute environmental friendly, clean energy to the Philippine grid or the Manila Electric Co franchise area and will significantly contribute, by cascading the Marikina river, to a much more efficient flood control," it said.

The company will invest an estimated P2.3 billion to P2.7 billion for the renewable energy plants, which will be located in Rodriguez City (Sitio Wawa, San Isidro and San Jose), San Mateo City (San Mateo), Marikina City (Tumana and Nangka 4) and Antipolo City (Hinulugang Taktak and Nangka 1).

Hydrotec said that site preparation works for construction at three sites are already ongoing.

Depending on weather conditions, the construction period of a hydro power plant is six to eight months.

The company targets to complete all eight hydro projects by 2016.

"The electro-mechanical equipment like hydro turbines, generators, control boards, hydrological equipment will be manufactured in Germany, which guarantees us, highest efficiency and a lifetime of over 50 years,” Hannes Mueller, Hydrotec director, said.

The company will also install a real-time, satellite-connected weather forecast system at each hydro power plant.

The satellite weather forecast system will improve the efficiency and operation of each plant significantly by giving a precise, 72-hour forecast about any meteorological events like storms, typhoons, direction and speed of wind and clouds, amount of rainfall etc.

“All data will be available at no costs for the hosting (local government units) LGUs and will improve any weather forecast, warning from floods, storms, heavy rainfalls or typhoons,” he said.

The company will also install high-efficient trash racks that will remove waste and garbage materials from the rivers.

The host LGUs will receive one percent of the gross income as mandated by the Renewable Energy Law and in addition, based on Hydrotec’s company policy, a continuous donation or investment of 5 percent of annual profit to be used for ecological, environmental (reforestation) and social projects.

“The design of our hydros will reduce flood events along Marikina River, Metro Manila and Laguna de Bay and save billions of pesos of costs which had to be spent yearly by the provincial and national government for any consequences resulting out of floods,” Mueller said.


http://manilastandardtoday.com/2014/01/08/8-mini-hydro-plants-in-rodriguez-marikina-approved/


8 mini-hydro plants in Rodriguez, Marikina approved
By Alena Mae S. Flores | Jan. 08, 2014 at 12:02am

The Energy Department has awarded Hydrotec Renewables Inc. eight renewable service contracts, including small hydro- power projects along Marikina river and its tributaries, with a combined capacity of up to 30 megawatts and total investments of as much as P2.7 billion.


The company, 40 percent owned by German investors, said in a statement the mini hydro projects are located in Rodriguez City (Sitio Wawa, San Isidro and San Jose), San Mateo, Marikina City (Tumana and Nangka 4) and Antipolo City (Hinulugang Taktak and Nangka 1).
The company will invest P2.3 billion to P2.7 billion ($53 million to $62 million) on the combined 30-MW projects.

The turn-key project cost per MW are around P90 million.


Hannes Mueller, Hydrotec director, said the hydro projects with a combined installed capacity of 25 MW to 30 MW would contribute environment-friendly and clean energy to the Luzon grid or the Manila Electric Co. franchise area.

They will also significantly contribute to a much more efficient flood control along the Marikina river system.

He said site preparation works for construction at three sites were ongoing.

Depending on weather conditions, the construction period for a hydro power plant is estimated at six to eight months.

The company plans to complete all eight hydro projects by 2016.

“The electro-mechanical equipment like hydro turbines, generators, control boards, hydrological equipment will be manufactured in Germany, which guarantees us, highest efficiency and a lifetime of over 50 years,” he said.

Mueller said a real time, satellite connected weather forecast system would be installed at of each of Hydrotec’s hydropower plants.


He said the satellite weather forecast system would improve significantly the efficiency and operation of each hydropower plant by giving a precise, 72-hour forecast about any meteorological events like storms, typhoons, direction and speed of wind and clouds and amount of rainfall.


“All data will be available at no costs for the hosting LGUs [local government units] and will improve any weather forecast, warning from floods, storms, heavy rainfalls or typhoons,” he said.


The company plans to install efficient trash racks that will remove waste and garbage materials from the rivers.


The host LGUs will receive 1 percent of the gross income as required by the Renewable Energy Law.

Hydrotec also committed a donation or investment equivalent to 5 percent of the annual profit to be used for ecological, environmental [reforestation] and social projects.


“The design of our hydros will reduce flood events along Marikina River, Metro Manila and Laguna de Bay and save billions of pesos of costs which had to be spent yearly by the provincial and national government for any consequences resulting out of floods,” Mueller said.


The company has received permits from local government units to build the hydro projects.


http://manilatimes.net/hydrotec-to-complete-eight-projects/65855/


Hydrotec to complete eight projects
January 7, 2014 9:06 pm
by Madelaine B. Miraflor

After receiving service contracts from the Department of Energy, Hydrotec Renewables Inc. has targeted to complete all of its hydropower projects in the Marikina area by 2016, with the combined investment cost for the all the plants pegged at up to P2.7 billion.


In a statement, Hydrotec said that it was awarded eight renewable service contracts including certificates of registration from the Energy department for its Small Hydro Power Projects along Marikina river and its tributaries.


Hydrotec said that the hydro projects, which will have total investments estimated at P2.3 billion to P2.7 billion, will have a combined installed capacity of 25 megawatts (MW) to 30 MW.


The company is building mini hydro projects in Rodriguez City (Sitio Wawa, San Isidro and San Jose), San Mateo City (San Mateo), Marikina City (Tumana and Nangka 4) and Antipolo City (Hinulugang Taktak and Nangka 1).


According to Hydrotec, it targets to complete all eight hydro projects by 2016, specifying that several hydroelectric plants can be constructed simultaneously.


Site preparation works for construction at three sites are already ongoing.

Depending on weather conditions, the construction period of a hydro power plant could span from six to eight months.


“The electro-mechanical equipment like hydro turbines, generators, control boards, hydrological equipment will be manufactured in Germany, which guarantees us, highest efficiency and a lifetime of over 50 years,” Hannes Mueller, Hydrotec director, said.


Mueller said a real time, satellite connected weather forecast system will be installed at each of Hydrotec’s hydro power plants.


He said the satellite weather forecast system will improve significantly the efficiency and operation of each hydro power plant by giving a precise, 72-hour forecast about any meteorological event like storms, typhoons, direction and speed of wind and clouds, amount of rainfall, among others.


“All data will be available at no costs for the hosting LGUs [local government units] and will improve any weather forecast, warning from floods, storms, heavy rainfalls or typhoons,” he said.


http://business.inquirer.net/76471/hydrotec-readies-investment-in-9-mini-hydro-projects

Hydrotec readies investment in 9 mini-hydro projects

By Amy R. Remo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

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Hydrotec Renewables Inc., a member company of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, plans to invest in nine mini-hydropower projects that can generate a combined 28 megawatts.


Data from the Department of Energy (DoE) showed that Hydrotec Renewables has nine pending applications for renewable energy service contracts, which will allow the company to pursue the feasibility study for the proposed hydropower projects.


In Ramon, Isabela, Hydrotec Renewables is looking at the possibility of putting up the 7.39-MW Baligatan 3 hydropower facility.


Then in Marikina, the company plans to put up the 1.08-MW Nangka 4 River and the 2.59-MW Marikina 4 River mini-hydropower projects.


Hydrotec Renewables is also eyeing six mini-hydropower projects in three areas in Rizal, namely the 2.24-MW Hinulugang River and 1.85-MW Nangka 1 River hydropower plants, both in Antipolo; the 1.89-MW Marikina 1 River, 6.87-MW Marikina Upper 2 River, and 1.85-MW Montalban 2 River hydropower projects, all in Rodriguez; and the 2.46-MW Marikina 3 River power facility, in San Mateo.

Currently, hydro resources generate 3,400 MW, of which 2,346 MW are generated in Luzon, 13 MW in Visayas and 1,040 MW in Mindanao, according to data from the DoE.


The DoE is targeting between 2011 and 2030 to increase the generation capacity from hydropower facilities by another 5,358.30 MW.


The 304 potential projects proposed before the government by various developers and government agencies will require a total investment of P654.98 billion.


Luzon currently hosts 186 sites, or more than half of the total number of potential hydropower sites, which could generate an additional 3,701.7 MW.


To generate this capacity, the private sector needs to invest a total of P474.22 billion.


http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Corporate&title=RE-developer-spending-P2.7B-on-hydro-plants&id=81652

Posted on January 07, 2014 10:10:02 PM

RE developer spending P2.7B on hydro plants

HYDROTEC Renewables, Inc. plans to invest up to P2.7 billion to develop eight hydro power plants in Luzon, the renewable energy (RE) firm said in a statement yesterday.

Hydrotec said it was awarded eight renewable energy service contracts by the Department of Energy for “small hydro power projects along Marikina River and its tributaries with total investment estimated at P2.3 billion to P2.7 billion.”

The firm said the hydro projects will have a combined capacity of 25-30 megawatts.

Six of these will be located in the province of Rizal -- two in Antipolo City, three in the municipality of Rodriguez and one in San Mateo -- while the remaining two will be built in Marikina City.

Hydrotec said site preparation for construction work has begun and construction of each project is expected to take between six to eight months. “The company targets to complete all eight hydro projects by 2016,” Hydrotec said.

Hydrotec Director Hannes Mueller said in the statement that equipment for the eight hydro projects are also being readied.

“The electro-mechanical equipment like hydro turbines, generators, control boards, hydrological equipment will be manufactured in Germany, which guarantees highest efficiency and a lifetime of over 50 years,” Mr. Mueller said.

The projects, the official noted, will also provide employment to host communities and will be beneficial to the environment.

“Any kind of renewable, ecological friendly produced electricity is an essential contribution to the protection of our environment and nature for forthcoming generations and it will stabilize or lower electricity prices,” he said.

“The major benefit of our projects is the average annual contribution of hundreds of megawatt-hours of clean electricity to the Philippine grid, reduction of brownouts, avoiding thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emissions and a significant reduction of the import and dependence of crude oil and the operation of environment polluting carbon and diesel plants.”

Hydrotec, a firm formed by German and Filipino investors, is a member of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, according to the same statement. -- C. A. M. C. Feliciano


http://www.hydroworld.com/articles/2014/01/hydrotec-to-develop-eight-small-hydropower-projects-in-manilla.html

Hydrotec Renewables Inc. has received a number of contracts from the Philippine Department of Energy that will add up 30 MW of cumulative small hydroelectric capacity to the country's grid.

The award calls for the construction of eight small hydro projects along the Marikina River and its tributaries at a combined cost of about US$60.42 million.


Included are the Sitio Wawa, San Isidro and San Jose plants, to be located near Rodriguez City; the Tumana and Nagka 4 plants in Marikina City; the Hinulungant Taktak and Nanga 1 in Antipolo City; and San Mateo near San Mateo City.


Hydrotec said construction at three of the sites has already begun, and that all the new plants should be completed by 2016.


The Philippines have been a hotbed for hydroelectric project development in recent months.


http://renewables.seenews.com/news/hydrotec-to-build-25-30-mw-of-hpps-in-philippines-report-398039

Hydrotec to build 25-30 MW of HPPs in Philippines - report
January 8, 2014 08:52 CET

(SeeNews) - Jan 8, 2014 - Philippine-based Hydrotec Renewables Inc has won several contracts from the Department of Energy (DOE) for the construction of 25 MW-30 MW of small hydropower plants (HPPs), news portal InterAksyon said Tuesday.


The company has received eight renewable service contracts, including certificates of registration, from the DOE for its HPP projects along the Marikina river.


Hydrotec Renewables will pour between PHP 2.3 billion (USD 51m/EUR 38m) and PHP 2.7 billion in the HPP projects, which are to be constructed in Rodriguez city, San Mateo City, Marikina city and Antipolo city. It has already started preparing the sites for the launch of construction activities.

One HPP will be built in between six and eight months.

Equipment for the stations will be supplied by German manufacturers, according to the report.


All eight hydropower facilities are to be operational by 2016.


(PHP 10 = USD 0.223/EUR 0.164)


http://marikinacity.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/mini-hydro-power-plants-soon-in-marikina/

Mini-Hydro power plants soon in Marikina

Marikina will soon be home to mini-hydro power plants.

This as the Department of Energy gave the go signal for Hydrotec Renewables Inc to build the plants along the Marikina River.


There will be 2 plants in Marikina, One in Barangay Nangka (Nangka 4 River) with a capacity of 1.8 MW and one in Tumana (Marikina 4 River) with a capacity of 2.59 MW.

There will also be more mini-hydro plants along the Marikina River but will be situated in San Mateo and Montalban.


Aside from being able to provide additional “clean energy” to the grid, the communities in these areas will also benefit from these projects.

They will have discounted (to free) electricity and there will be several community and livelihood projects.


The company said they will install a real-time weather forecasting system at each power plant.

This will compliment the existing river monitoring system that is currently installed in Marikina.


Plus having a mini-hydro plant along the Marikina River means that it will lessen (if not eliminate) the garbage coming from San Mateo and Montalban.


Furthermore, and this is the best part, according to Hydrotec, “The design of our hydros will reduce flood events along Marikina River, Metro Manila and Laguna de Bay and save billions of pesos of costs which had to be spent yearly by the provincial and national government for any consequences resulting out of floods.”


http://news.silobreaker.com/power-firm-set-to-build-hydroelectric-plants-along-marikina-river-5_2267648614522159158


Power firm set to build hydroelectric plants along Marikina River

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http://www.malaya.com.ph/business-news/business/dirty-water-finds-purpose


by Richmond Mercurio.
Murky waters of Marikina River and its tributaries will find a useful purpose when Hydrotec Renewables Inc. completes its plan to set up eight hydro-electric plants using waters of the river.

The company intends to invest between $53 million to $62 million (P2.8 billion) over the next two years.

The 8 plants are expected to produce 25 to 30 megawatts. The mini hydro projects will be built in Sitio Wawa, San Isidro and San Jose in Rodriguez City, San Mateo City , Tumana and Nangka 4 in Marikina City and Hinulugang Taktak and Nangka 1 in Antipolo City.

“The design of our hydro plants will reduce flooding in Marikina and environs. The project will save billions of pesos yearly in rehabilitation and assistance to flood victims”, said Hannes Mueller, director of Hydrotec., Mueller explained “by cascading the Marikina river, small reservoirs will be created with total capacity equal to the Angat reservoir. This will contribute to a more efficient flood control and lower sedimentation for Pasig River, Laguna Lake and Manila Bay, Mueller said.

Hydraulic cleaning machines and trash racks will be built at each plant site to remove wastes from the river. The electricity produced will be sold to franchise holder Manila Electric Co. for distribution.

“The electro-mechanical equipment like hydro turbines, generators, control boards, hydrological equipment will be manufactured in Germany, which guarantees us, highest efficiency and a lifetime of over 50 years,” Mueller said. Mueller said real time, satellite connected weather forecast system will also be installed at each of Hydrotec’s hydro power plant.

He said the satellite weather forecast system will substantially improve the efficiency and operation of each hydro facility by giving it a precise, 72-hour forecast about any meteorological events like storms, typhoons, direction and speed of wind and clouds, and amount of rainfall.

“All data will be available at no costs for the hosting local government units and will improve any weather forecast, warnings of floods, storms, heavy rainfalls or typhoons,” Mueller said.

Mueller said that site preparation for construction at three of the said areas are already ongoing.

Depending on the prevailing weather conditions, Mueller said construction time for a mini-hydro facility may last from six to eight months.

The eight hydro projects will be completed by 2016. Several hydropower plants can be constructed simultaneously, according to Mueller.

“The major benefit of our projects is the average annual contribution of hundreds of megawatt hours of clean electricity to the Philippine grid, reduction of brown outs, avoiding thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emissions and a significant reduction of the import and dependence of crude oil and the operation of environment polluting carbon and diesel plants,” Mueller said.

Hydrotec’s projects will create jobs and contribute to the regional economy, he said.

“Any kind of renewable, ecological friendly produced electricity is an essential contribution to the protection of our environment and nature for the forthcoming generations and it will stabilize or lower the electricity prices,” Mueller said.

Hydrotec is a 60 percent Filipino-owned and 40 percent German-held renewable energy firm.
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HYDROTEC Renewables, Inc. plans to invest up to P2.7 billion to develop eight hydro power plants in Luzon, the renewable energy (RE) firm said in a statement yesterday.
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Hydrotec Renewables Inc has bagged several renewable energy service contracts from the Philippine Department of Energy for the development of small hydro power projects along the Marikina River. [InterAksyon]


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German company keen on Leyte hydro projects

 

HYDROTEC Renewables Inc. of Germany is interested in building mini and micro-hydro projects in Leyte province to supply electricity to remote parts of the province and help create jobs in the...

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Alena Mae S. FloresDec. 26, 2013 at 12:03am

 

HYDROTEC Renewables Inc. of Germany is interested in building mini and micro-hydro projects in Leyte province to supply electricity to remote parts of the province and help create jobs in the typhoon-devastated area.

“Our German and Filipino engineers are currently checking several potential sites for mini and micro-hydros in Leyte, like the Baybay and Ormoc area,” Hydrotec director Hannes Mueller said in a statement.

Micro-hydro is a type of hydroelectric power that produces up to 100 kW of electricity using the natural flow of water, while mini-hydros have a capacity of 101 kW to 10 megawatts.

Mueller said to spur job creation, the company would outsource labor from Leyte as well as the operation and maintenance of the projects.

He said Hydrotec’s micro hydros of up to 50 kW could be constructed within two to four months, while mini hydros of up to 10 MW could be completed within six to eight months.

Mueller said for the installation of micro hydros with up to 50 kilowatts, the company was in discussion for support and grants from the European Commission and the German government.

“This will especially help to produce electricity in un-electrified areas, but as well in electrified regions,” he said.

Meanwhile, the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, German corporations and private citizens from Germany responded to the call for donations to help in rehabilitation of areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda.

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Firm plans to put up hydro plants in Leyte

Dec 24, 2013 - 15:22 GMT

Details Category: Companies 24 Dec 2013 Written by Lenie Lectura HYDROTEC Renewables Inc. said on Tuesday it plans to build hydro power plants in Leyte.  The renewable energy company is currently scouting for potential sites where it can put up mini and …

 

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Hydrotec Renewables Inc. says it plans to build hydro power plants on the Philippine island of Leyte. The renewable energy company is currently scouting for potential sites where it can put up mini and micro hydro facilities. [Business Mirror]

 

 

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Hydrotec Renewables Inc. says it plans to build hydro power plants on the Philippine island of Leyte. The renewable energy company is currently scouting for potential sites where it can put up mini and micro hydro facilities. [Business Mirror]

 

 

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Firm plans to put up hydro plants in Leyte

2013-12-25

The renewable energy company is currently scouting for potential sites where it can put up mini and micro hydro facilities. "Our engineers are currently checking several potential sites for mini and micro hydros in Leyte which could include Baybay and Ormoc," Company Director Hannes Mueller said.

Hydrotec's mini and micro hydro projects can be put up between two and eight months, depending on the facility's capacity. The planned hydro projects, said Mueller, will help augment power supply in the Leyte area.

Around 4,000 to 5,000 households can benefit from such power projects with a capacity of one megawatt (MW). "These will help produce electricity in areas where there is still no electricity," added the official.

Meanwhile, the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry has donated light-emitting diode solar streetlights in 10 barangays in Ormoc.

The streetlights were manufactured and installed by Maschinen and Technik Inc. (Matec), a pioneer in renewable energy application in the Philippines and a company affiliated with Hydrotec.

"The application of renewable energy in the reconstruction of Visayas is the best example for a sustainable result in rehabilitation," said Guenter Matschuck, the president of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Matec president.

 

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Firm plans to put up hydro plants in Leyte

Details Category: Companies 24 Dec 2013 Written by Lenie Lectura

 

HYDROTEC Renewables Inc. said on Tuesday it plans to build hydro power plants in Leyte. 

The renewable energy company is currently scouting for potential sites where it can put up mini and micro hydro facilities.

“Our engineers are currently checking several potential sites for mini and micro hydros in Leyte which could include Baybay and Ormoc,” Company Director Hannes Mueller said.

Hydrotec’s mini and micro hydro projects can be put up between two and eight months, depending on the facility’s capacity. The planned hydro projects, said Mueller, will help augment power supply in the Leyte area.

Around 4,000 to 5,000 households can benefit from such power projects with a capacity of one megawatt (MW). “These will help produce electricity in areas where there is still no electricity,” added the official. 

Meanwhile, the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry has donated light-emitting diode solar streetlights in 10 barangays in Ormoc.

The streetlights were manufactured and installed by Maschinen and Technik Inc. (Matec), a pioneer in renewable energy application in the Philippines and a company affiliated with Hydrotec. 

“The application of renewable energy in the reconstruction of Visayas is the best example for a sustainable result in rehabilitation,” said Guenter Matschuck, the president of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Matec president.

 

 

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Hydrotec eyes hydro projects in Leyte

 

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Hydrotec eyes hydro projects in Leyte

MANILA, Philippines - Renewable energy firm Hydrotec Renewables Inc. is looking at$ developing several potential mini and micro hydro projects in Leyte to$ electrify unenergized regions while creating jobs in areas devastated$ by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

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Hydrotec eyes hydro projects in Leyte

By Iris C. Gonzales (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 25, 2013 - 12:00am

 

MANILA, Philippines - Renewable energy firm Hydrotec Renewables Inc. is looking at developing several potential mini and micro hydro projects in Leyte to  electrify unenergized regions while creating jobs in areas devastated  by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Hydrotec director Hannes Mueller said the company is looking at  several opportunities in Leyte. 

“Hydrotec’s engagement in Leyte, our German and Filipino engineers are currently checking several potential sites for mini and micro hydros in Leyte like at Baybay and Ormoc area,” he said. 

Hydrotec’s mini and micro hydro projects are designed for fast construction period of just six to eight months for small hydros up to 10 megawatts, data from the company showed. Mini and micro hydros can be constructed at a faster pace or within two to four months. 

For the installation of micro hydros, up to 50 kilowatts, the company is in discussion for support and grants from the European Commission and the German Government, Mueller said. 

For the construction, he added, the company would outsource local  laborers and firms, as well as for the operation and maintenance.  “This will especially help to produce electricity in un-electrified areas, but as well in electrified regions,” Mueller also said. 

 

This developed as the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI), German corporations and private citizens from  Germany have responded to the call for donations to restructure the typhoon devastated areas. 

The GPCCI decided to further contribute to the project of the delivery of 10 and installation of LED solar streetlights. The lights are presently installed in 10 barangays to answer their call for electrification before Christmas. 

The streetlights were manufactured and installed by Maschinen and Technik, Inc. (MATEC), a pioneer in renewable energy application in the Philippines and a company affiliated with Hydrotec, Mueller also said.

 

These 30-watt streetlights have an autonomy of two days are are mounted on six-meter poles.

The presence of solar street lights in Ormoc is seen to contribute to enhancing the security and safety in the communities.

 

 

http://positivenewsmedia.com/blog/2013/12/hydrotec-renewables-inc-eyes-mini-micro-hydro-projects-in-eastern-visayas/

 

Hydrotec Renewables Inc. eyes mini, micro-hydro projects in Eastern Visayas

 

MANILA, Dec. 25 (PNA) — Filipino-German Hydrotec Renewables Inc. is considering to put up several mini and micro-hydroelectric projects in areas affected by super typhoon “Yolanda.”

 

In a statement, Hydrotec Director Hannes Mueller said they want to electrify areas that remain without electricity while creating jobs.

 

He added that they are now scouting for potential areas in the towns of Baybay and Leyte and Ormoc City in Leyte province.

 

Mueller explained that the company’s mini and micro- hydroelectric projects are designed for fast construction period of from two to four months while small hydro projects of up to 10 megawatts capacity can be put up in six to eight months.

 

Hydrotec Renewables is now in discussion with the European Commission and the German government for grants to be used for the construction of micro-hydro projects that have capacity of up to 50 kilowatt-hours.

 

On the average, a 1kw/h capacity can serve about four to five households in the Philippines, thus a power project with a capacity of 1 megawatt can serve up to 5,000 households.

 

“This will especially help produce electricity in un-electrified areas as well as in electrified regions,” Mueller said.

 

In a related development, the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI), German corporations and private citizens from Germany have responded to the call for donations to restructure the typhoon-devastated areas in the country.

 

The GPCCI decided to heed the plea of the city council of Ormoc to contribute to the project of putting up 10 LED solar streetlights in 10 villages in the city.

 

The power of the 30-watt LED streetlights can last up to two days even if there is no sunshine and consist of 120-watt Solar panels and 100amp/h batteries. These street lights are mounted on six-meter high poles. (PNA) SCS/JS

 

 

 

Marikina River - Metro Manila

 

 

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Wawa Dam

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A German firm is set to start construction of a hydroelectric power plant in Rizal next week.

 

Hannes Mueller, Hydrotec Renewables Inc director, said the company will kick off the Wawa-Montalban hydro project come Monday.

 

The P420 million project consists of a series of small hydro plants that will be put up along the Marikina River and its tributaries.

 

The hydro plants are projected to generate 18 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year or roughly two megawatts of power generating capacity.

 

The hydro plants will use run-off-river technology to generate electricity, which does not entail the construction of large dams or reservoirs.

 

Besides producing electricity from a renewable energy source, the project will also serve as a flood-control tool for the Marikina and Pasig rivers, as well as for Laguna de Bay.

 

The hydro plants will also be installed with water cleaning machines that will remove any debris and other solid wastes from the water sources.

 

Hydrotec is a renewable energy firm based in Germany with over 25 years of experience in engineering, construction, rehabilitation and operation of small hydro plants, as well as in the supply, installation and maintenance of machinery and technology for the conventional and renewable power industry.

 

Wawa Dam was constructed by the Americans in 1909 as the primary water source for Manila. The dam ceased operation in the 1960’s when the Ipo-La Mesa-Angat watershed was established.

 

Since its decommissioning, the dam’s lower river and upper lake were frequented by local tourists and campers for its breathtaking scenery and ethereal beauty. The volume of water pouring from the reservoir in the upper lake to the dam wall and the gurgling water around the primordial rock boulders sitting on the river provide a refreshing treat to the senses and to the spirit.

 

But the dam is far from amusing. It has a grim history. The locals believe that its nangunguha, it summarily takes a human life. Its victims were usually first born males. Survivors claimed that a strong force was pulling them down while swimming even on shallow parts of the river. A local television documentary named the supernatural force as Pandora, a river fairy who has been raped by a mortal and has sought revenge by drowning her unsuspecting victims.

Traveling to Wawa Dam took us to an easy drive across the well-paved roads of San Mateo and then to the mountain road of Rodriguez until we reached, literally the end of the road at Barangay San Rafael.

Coordinates:   14°43'40"N   121°11'30"E

Nearby cities: Antipolo City, Rizal, Rodriguez (Montalban), Rizal, Quezon City

 

 

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Business: Renewable energy firm to build P420-M hydro plant in Montalban, Rizal, Business World Online reports

 

A Filipino-German renewable energy company has earmarked P420 million to build a 3 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant in Rizal, the firm said in a statement on Friday, December 14. 

 

Hydrotec Renewables, Inc. will hold on Dec. 17 groundbreaking for the project -- its first -- in barangay San Rafael, Rodriquez municipality in Rizal province, the statement read.

 

"Since the area is declared as an ecotourism site, the joint project of the local government unit and Hydrotec Renewables, Inc. is timely and of relative importance in contributing -- with environmentally friendly production of electricity -- to a sustainable future, reduction of carbon dioxide emissions…" the statement read, saying the project ensures “smooth integration of small hydro plants without disturbance of the natural environment.” 

 

Hydrotec Director Hannes Mueller on Friday said the plant's construction, which will start early next year, will take about six months and should be completed by August or September 2013.

 

He added that the facility, which will be built along the riverbank of Marikina River near Wawa Ecotourism Park, will provide electricity to communities in Rodriguez.

"The Wawa mini-hydro plant is our first project," Mr. Mueller said in a telephone interview."

 

It's P420 million and we are planning to start construction by the end of January or beginning of February."

 

The 3 MW facility is designed to generate 18 million kilowatt-hours a year, Mr. Mueller added. 

 

The Wawa plant is the first of many mini-hydro projects the company plans to put up in Luzon and the Visayas.

 

"All in all, we are eyeing 30 hydro projects -- mainly in Luzon and the Visayas -- with a total generating capacity of around 180 MW," he said.

 

"With the groundbreaking ceremony, we will introduce our first project. It means that we are on the mark, and our next projects are ready to go." 

 

Mr. Mueller described Hydrotec as a Philippine-based firm founded two and a half years ago that is run by Filipino and German investors. -- C. A. M. C. Feliciano

 

 

http://www.researchviews.com/energy/power/hydro/DealReport.aspx?sector=Hydro&DealID=210826

 

Hydrotec Renewables To Invest $10 Million In Phase I Of Wawa-Montalban Hydropower Project In Philippines

Published: Dec 17 2012

Deal Summary

 

Hydrotec Renewables Inc., a member company of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, announced an investment of PHP420m ($10.19m) in the construction and development of phase I of Wawa-Montalban hydropower project in San Rafael, Rodriquez municipality, Rizal province, Philippines. The total installed capacity of the project will be 3 MW. The investment per MW will be $3.4m. The project is expected to produce 18 million KWh of electricity annually.

 

The construction of the phase I of the project is expected to start in February 2013 and scheduled to be completed in August 2013. The phase II of the project with same capacity is expected to begin construction by the end of 2013.

 

 

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Renewable energy firm to build P420-M hydro plant in Rizal

 

 

12/15/2012 7:06:35 AM 

 

A FILIPINO-GERMAN renewable energy company has earmarked P420 million to build a 3 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant in Rizal, the firm said in a statement .

 

Hydrotec Renewables, Inc. will hold on Dec. 17 groundbreaking for the project -- its first -- in barangay San Rafael, Rodriquez municipality in Rizal province, the statement read.

 "Since the area is declared as an ecotourism site, the joint project of the local government unit and Hydrotec Renewables, Inc. is timely and of relative importance in contributing -- with environmentally friendly production of electricity -- to a sustainable future, reduction of carbon dioxide emissions…" the statement read, saying the project ensures "smooth integration of small hydro plants without disturbance of the natural environment.”

 

Hydrotec Director Hannes Mueller on Friday said the plant's construction, which will start early next year, will take about six months and should be completed by August or September 2013.

 

He added that the facility, which will be built along the riverbank of Marikina River near Wawa Ecotourism Park, will provide electricity to communities in Rodriguez.

 

"The Wawa mini-hydro plant is our first project," Mr. Mueller said in a telephone interview.

 

"It's P420 million and we are planning to start construction by the end of January or beginning of February."

 

The 3 MW facility is designed to generate 18 million kilowatt-hours a year, Mr. Mueller added.

 

The Wawa plant is the first of many mini-hydro projects the company plans to put up in Luzon and the Visayas.

 

"All in all, we are eyeing 30 hydro projects -- mainly in Luzon and the Visayas -- with a total generating capacity of around 180 MW," he said.

 

"With the groundbreaking ceremony, we will introduce our first project. It means that we are on the mark, and our next projects are ready to go."

 

Mr. Mueller described Hydrotec as a Philippine-based firm founded two and a half years ago that is run by Filipino and German investors. -- C. A. M. C. Feliciano

 

http://investvine.com/luzon-takes-on-hydropower-projects/

 

Luzon takes on hydropower projects

Posted by Justin Calderon on December 17, 2012 in Clean Technology, Energy & Resources, Green Technology, Hydropower, Infrastructure, Power Generation, Small & Medium Enterprises, Technology & Innovation

 

Filipino-German energy firm Hydrotec Renewables Inc will begin the first phase of its planned series of mini-hydropower projects with a plant on the Marikina River, located in Rizal province just east of Manila.

Some $15 million are being invested into the entire hydro project, but the first phase will soak up the majority of investment at $10.2 million and will produce 18 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year or roughly 3 megawatts of power generating capacity, starting with the Wawa-Montalban hydro project on December 17, according to Hydrotec Renewables Inc.

The second phase will see several other mini-hydropower projects along the Marikina River and its tributaries, which will contribute to effective flood control along the Marikina River, Laguna De Bay and Pasig River.

“All in all, we are eyeing 30 hydro projects – mainly in Luzon and the Visayas – with a total generating capacity of around 180 megawatts,” Hydrotec Director Hannes Mueller was quoted as saying by Manila-based Business World Online.

Hydrotec Renewables Inc, a 60 per cent Filipino-owned and 40 per cent German-held firm, has compiled a comprehensive database of rain-prone areas and discharge data of rivers, annual rainfall, weather conditions, soil analysis, groundwater levels, irrigation, flood situations, condition/pollution of rivers, fauna and flora in the Philippines, the firm has reported.

Due diligence such as this is needed to alleviate fears of environmental repercussions.

The projects will utilise high-end technology, such as electro-mechanical equipment, which will be outsourced from German manufacturers.

Approximately 40 to 50 Filipinos will be employed for the first phase of the project, according to Hydrotec Renewables Inc.

It is hoped that the hydroelectric plants will set a precedent for other sustainable energy projects in the Philippines that are founded upon sound environmental research and work towards cleaning already heavily polluted river systems. 

 

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Hydrotec Renewables said that the Wawa Hydro project is the first of a series of cascading small hydro plants along the Marikina River and its tributaries which will also contribute to a more effective flood control along the Marikina River, Laguna De Bay and Pasig River.

 

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Hydrotec Renewables Inc. is investing P620 million to build a series of small run-of-river hydro plants along Marikina River. Some P420 million will be invested in the first phase of the project, the Wawa-Montalban hydroelectric power plant, according to Hydrotec director Hannes Mueller. Read more…

 

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Renewable energy firm to build P420-M hydro plant in Rizal

 

A FILIPINO-GERMAN renewable energy company has earmarked P420 million to build a 3 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant in Rizal, the firm said in a statement on Friday.

 

Hydrotec Renewables, Inc. will hold on Dec. 17 groundbreaking for the project -- its first -- in barangay San Rafael, Rodriquez municipality in Rizal province, the statement read.

 

"Since the area is declared as an ecotourism site, the joint project of the local government unit and Hydrotec Renewables, Inc. is timely and of relative importance in contributing -- with environmentally friendly production of electricity -- to a sustainable future, reduction of carbon dioxide emissions…" the statement read, saying the project ensures “smooth integration of small hydro plants without disturbance of the natural environment.”

 

Hydrotec Director Hannes Mueller on Friday said the plant's construction, which will start early next year, will take about six months and should be completed by August or September 2013.

 

He added that the facility, which will be built along the riverbank of Marikina River near Wawa Ecotourism Park, will provide electricity to communities in Rodriguez.

 

"The Wawa mini-hydro plant is our first project," Mr. Mueller said in a telephone interview.

 

"It's P420 million and we are planning to start construction by the end of January or beginning of February."

 

The 3 MW facility is designed to generate 18 million kilowatt-hours a year, Mr. Mueller added.

 

The Wawa plant is the first of many mini-hydro projects the company plans to put up in Luzon and the Visayas.

 

"All in all, we are eyeing 30 hydro projects -- mainly in Luzon and the Visayas -- with a total generating capacity of around 180 MW," he said.

 

"With the groundbreaking ceremony, we will introduce our first project. It means that we are on the mark, and our next projects are ready to go."

 

Mr. Mueller described Hydrotec as a Philippine-based firm founded two and a half years ago that is run by Filipino and German investors. -- C. A. M. C. Feliciano

 

 

http://www.malaya.com.ph/index.php/business/business-news/20074-p620m-set-for-mini-hydro-plants-in-marikina-river

 


P620M set for mini hydro plants in Marikina River

Details Published on Sunday, 16 December 2012 23:00 Written by RICHMOND MERCURIO

 

Hydrotec Renewables Inc. is investing P620 million to build a series of small run-of-river hydro plants along Marikina River.

Some P420 million will be invested in the first phase of the project,  the Wawa-Montalban hydroelectric power plant, according to Hydrotec director Hannes Mueller.

Mueller said that the Wawa hydro project, which will break ground today (Monday), is expected to produce 18 million kilowatt hours of hydro power annually.

The project will start construction by February and is expected to be completed by August.

“Our construction period is normally half year, but that will depend on weather conditions,” Mueller noted.

Hydrotec Renewables said that the Wawa Hydro project is the first of a series of cascading small hydro plants along the Marikina River and its tributaries which will also contribute to a more effective flood control along the Marikina River, Laguna De Bay and Pasig River.

“During our one-year study of the Philippine hydro plant possibilities we have compiled  a most comprehensive database of drainage areas and discharge data of rivers,  annual rainfall, weather conditions, soil analysis, groundwater levels, irrigation, flood  situations, condition/pollution of rivers, fauna and flora,” the firm reported.

Meanwhile, Mueller said the firm is looking to start construction of Phase 2 by the middle or latter part of next year.

He said that the company is allotting some P200 million for the construction of Phase 2.

“For the Phase 2, it will likely have the same capacity as with Phase 1 but it will be cheaper,” Mueller noted.

Hydrotec Renewables is a 60 percent Filipino-owned and 40 percent German-held firm.

High-end technology such as electro-mechanical equipment which will be used for the plant will be outsourced from German producers. Mueller said that approximately 40 to 50 local residents will be employed for the construction of the Wawa hydro project while more direct and indirect jobs will be generated upon its operation.

“With our investment in the Philippines we will contribute with an environmentally friendly production of electricity  to  a  sustainable  future,  reduction  of carbon dioxide emissions, cleaning the rivers from waste and by a smooth integration of small hydro plants without disturbance of in the natural environment,” Hydrotec Renewables said.

 

http://www.manilatimes.net/index.php/business/top-business-news/37418-hydrotec-to-invest-p420-million-for-wawa-project

 


 

Hydrotec to invest P420 million for Wawa project

 

Hydrotec Renewables Inc., a member of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is set to break ground for phase 1 of its Wawa Hydro project on Monday, which costs P420 million.

The project’s name is Wawa-Montalban Hydro Electric Power Plant. The company said in a statement that the Wawa Hydro project, which will produce 18 million kilowatt hours per annum, is the first of a series of cascading small hydro plants along the Marikina River. ”Its [the hydro project] tributaries will contribute to a more effective flood control along the Marikina River, Laguna de Bay and Pasig River at no costs for the Philippine government,” the company added. For this project, the company will outsource high-end technology such as electro-mechanical equipment from German producers. Also, local residents will be employed for the construction and operation of the hydropower plant. In August this year, the company announced its plan to construct the following mini-hydropower projects: 1.08-megawatt Nangka 4 River; and the 2.59-MW Marikina 4 River plants.

 

http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Corporate&title=Renewable-energy-firm-to-build-P420-M-hydro-plant-in-Rizal&id=62980

 

Renewable energy firm to build P420-M hydro plant in Rizal

 

A FILIPINO-GERMAN renewable energy company has earmarked P420 million to build a 3 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant in Rizal, the firm said in a statement on Friday.

 

Hydrotec Renewables, Inc. will hold on Dec. 17 groundbreaking for the project -- its first -- in barangay San Rafael, Rodriquez municipality in Rizal province, the statement read.

 

"Since the area is declared as an ecotourism site, the joint project of the local government unit and Hydrotec Renewables, Inc. is timely and of relative importance in contributing -- with environmentally friendly production of electricity -- to a sustainable future, reduction of carbon dioxide emissions…" the statement read, saying the project ensures “smooth integration of small hydro plants without disturbance of the natural environment.”

 

Hydrotec Director Hannes Mueller on Friday said the plant's construction, which will start early next year, will take about six months and should be completed by August or September 2013.

 

He added that the facility, which will be built along the riverbank of Marikina River near Wawa Ecotourism Park, will provide electricity to communities in Rodriguez.

 

"The Wawa mini-hydro plant is our first project," Mr. Mueller said in a telephone interview.

 

"It's P420 million and we are planning to start construction by the end of January or beginning of February."

 

The 3 MW facility is designed to generate 18 million kilowatt-hours a year, Mr. Mueller added.

 

The Wawa plant is the first of many mini-hydro projects the company plans to put up in Luzon and the Visayas.

 

"All in all, we are eyeing 30 hydro projects -- mainly in Luzon and the Visayas -- with a total generating capacity of around 180 MW," he said.

 

"With the groundbreaking ceremony, we will introduce our first project. It means that we are on the mark, and our next projects are ready to go."

 

Mr. Mueller described Hydrotec as a Philippine-based firm founded two and a half years ago that is run by Filipino and German investors. -- C. A. M. C. Feliciano

 

 

Wawa - Eco-Tourism & Hydro Power Plant - Media Release1

 

 

Clean, Environmental Friendly Production of Electricity

for a Sustainable Future by Hydrotec Renewables Inc.

 

Our Local Government Unit of Rodriguez (Montalban), Rizal represented by its Mayor Hon. Cecilio C. Hernandez and the Honourable Councillors will be having the most-waited and anticipated

 

Ground breaking ceremony of the Wawa-Montalban Eco-Tourism Development Project on Monday, December 17.2012, 10:00 AM at the

Wawa Ground, San Rafael.

 

Congruent to this event is another very important one – the kick-off ceremony of the Wawa-Montalban Hydro Electric Power Plant.

 

Hydroelectricity is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower; the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. Hydropower is the most important and widely used renewable source of energy.

 

Since the area is declared as an Eco-Tourism site, the joint project of the Local Government Unit and Hydrotec Renewables Inc. is a timely and of relative importance in contributing with an environmentally-friendly production of electricity to a sustainable future, reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, cleaning the rivers from waste and by a smooth integration of small hydro plants without disturbance of the natural environment.

 

More so, Hydro Power Plants will have an additional positive effect on territorial hydrolic and ground water protection, river habitat naturalization, ecological life, flora, fauna and flooding by introducing of an innovative, pioneering technology that guarantees the production of energy without any carbon emissions.

 

High-end technology such as electro-mechanical equipment will be outsourced from German producers; local residents will be employed for the construction and operation of the Hydro Power Plants.

 

It may also draw tourism to all aqua-enthusiasts for site-attraction and water sports/activities.

 

With these and more, any Hydro Power Plant is truly efficient, reliable and for sustainable development.

 

The Wawa Hydro project which will produce 18MM kwhrs p/a is the first of a series of cascading small hydro plants along the Marikina River and its tributaries which as well will contribute to a more effective flood control along the Marikina River, Laguna De Bay and Pasig River at no costs for the Philippine Government.

 

The new design and high-end technology at the Hydro Power Plants will be reduced siltation and sedimentation at the above-mentioned rivers significantly.

 

Furthermore, at each Hydro Power Plant will be installed water cleaning machines which will remove any debris and other solid wastes from the river and a real time, satellite based weather forecast system which enables Hydrotec to predict precisely any kind of weather situations (rainfall, storms, Typhoons...) up to 72 hours in advance.

 

As part of Hydrotec's corporate ecological, environmental and social responsibility program, 5% of the annual cross income will be donated or invested continuously into ecological, environmental (reforestation) and social projects of the hosting LGU.

 


Groundbreaking Ceremony for Wawa Eco-Tourism & Hydro Power Plant,

Monday, December 17.2012

The Hydro Power Plant will be named: "San Rafael" Hydro Power Plant by Hydrotec Renewables Inc.

Located at upper Marikina River, Brgy. San Rafael, Sitio Wawa, City of Rodriguez, Rizal.

The event was attended by hundreds of invited guests and residents.

The Guests of Honor, Representatives of the Government, Government Agencies and other Institutions were:

Hon. Cecilio Hernandez - Mayor, City of Rodriguz, Lucila Alvarez-Jaime - Head of Tourism, Hon. Asec. Moreno, Malacanan Palace, Hon. Jeffrey Manuel - Government Rizal, GM Nerius Acosta Jr. - LLDA, Atty. Ricardo Lazaro - DENR CENRO, Josefu Tuyor - Senior Operation Officer World Bank, Louella Jurilla - Director DOT Region IV, Hon. Edgardo Sison - Chairman, Brgy. San Rafael, Professor Dr.  Connie Alaras - UP Diliman, Dr. Guenter Matschuk - President German Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Atty. Eric Mallonga - President Hydrotec, Hannes Mueller - Director Hydrotec, Melissa Mont - Treasurer Hydrotec, Pastor Dominic Reambillo, 

 

 

http://www.interaksyon.com/business/50454/german-company-to-build-hydropower-plant-along-marikina-river

 

http://cleantech.strategyeye.com/2012/12/14/german-company-to-build-hydropower-plant-along-marikina/

 

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German company to build hydropower plant along Marikina River

By: Euan Paulo C. Anonuevo, InterAksyon.com

December 14, 2012 6:45 PM

 

The online news portal of TV5

MANILA - A German firm is set to start construction of a hydroelectric power plant in Rizal next week.

Hannes Mueller, Hydrotec Renewables Inc director, said the company will kick off the Wawa-Montalban hydro project come Monday.

The P420 million project consists of a series of small hydro plants that will be put up along the Marikina River and its tributaries.

The hydro plants are projected to generate 18 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year or roughtly two megawatts of power generating capacity.

The hydro plants will use run-off-river technology to generate electricity, which does not entail the construction of large dams or reservoirs.

Besides producing electricity from a renewable energy source, the project will also serve as a flood-control tool for the Marikina and Pasig rivers, as well as for Laguna de Bay.

The hydro plants will also be installed with water cleaning machines that will remove any debris and other solid wastes from the water sources.

Hydrotec is a renewable energy firm based in Germany with over 25 years of experience in engineering, construction, rehabilitation and operation of small hydro plants, as well as in the supply, installation and maintenance of machinery and technology for the conventional and renewable power industry.

 

 

http://www.philstar.com/business/2012/11/22/870313/german-firm-build-small-hydro-plants

 


German firm to build small hydro plants

By Donnabelle L. Gatdula (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 22, 2012 - 12:00am

 

MANILA, Philippines - German power developer Hydrotech is proposing to build small hydropower facilities from existing canals in Metro Manila, a Department of Energy (DOE) official said.

In a press briefing, DOE director Mario Marasigan said the proposed project would be put up in canals along the Marikina River.

Based on the proposal, Hydrotech will start with a capacity of 100,000 kilowatts (kw) in three areas along Marikina River.

Hydrotech specializes in water and waste water management system solutions. Its fully-automated treatment plants are based on reliable long-life designs with low operational costs and for easy maintenance that is supported by a comprehensive after-sales customer service. “They have identified three potential sites including canals for these low-head hydro technology,” Marasigan said, noting that this technology is also being used in Japan.

Marasigan said while the mini-hydro technology would be quite expensive compared to other hydro projects, Hydro tech has assured the DOE that the feed-in tariff (FIT) would commensurate to the project’s cost.

In July, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) approved the FIT rates, which brings closer to reality the P106.85 billion worth of renewable energy RE projects planned under the scheme.

 

Specifically, approved FIT that shall apply to green power generation projects are P5.90 per kwh for those sourced from run-of-river hydropower, P6.63 per kwh for biomass, P8.53 per kwh for wind and P9.68 per kwh for solar.

To date, the Philippines sources 35 percent its total power requirements from RE sources.     

These new projects, Marasigan said, form part of the government’s continuing search for more RE resources to support the power need of the country.

Marasigan said aside from the Hydrotech project, the DOE, in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is proposing to put up mini-hydro irrigation canals that would generate one to 10 MW of power.

 

 

http://manilastandardtoday.com/2012/11/20/canals-to-produce-energy/

 


Canals to produce energy

By Alena Mae S. Flores | Posted on Nov. 20, 2012 at 12:00am | 192 views

 

Hydrotec Renewables Inc. of Germany expressed interest to build power generation facilities that will utilize water from Metro Manila’s existing canals, a government official said Monday.

“They [Hydrotec] have identified three potential sites including canals for these low-head hydro technology,” Energy Department director Mario Marasigan said in a briefing Monday during the celebration of the National  Climate Change Consciousness Week.

Marasigan said the new technology was already being used in Japan.  He said Hydrotec proposed to use three areas along the Marikina River for the project, which could produce 100,000 kilowatts.

“They have identified three potential sites ,including canals for these low-head hydro technology,” Marasigan said.  A low-head hydro project is capable of producing power from cascading water from a height of less than five meters.

Hydrotec Renewables filed applications with the department for its hydropower projects around the country including the 7.39-megawatt Baligatan 3 hydro plant in Ramon, Isabela.

The Energy Department earlier announced plans to bid out 40 to 50 run-of-river hydroelectric sites for private sector participation but no bidding date was set so far.

 

 

http://business.inquirer.net/76471/hydrotec-readies-investment-in-9-mini-hydro-projects

 


Hydrotec readies investment in 9 mini-hydro projects

 

ByAmy R. Remo

Philippine Daily Inquirer

4:24 am | Monday, August 13th, 2012

 

Hydrotec Renewables Inc., a member company of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, plans to invest in nine mini-hydropower projects that can generate a combined 28 megawatts.

Data from the Department of Energy (DoE) showed that Hydrotec Renewables has nine pending applications for renewable energy service contracts, which will allow the company to pursue the feasibility study for the proposed hydropower projects.

In Ramon, Isabela, Hydrotec Renewables is looking at the possibility of putting up the 7.39-MW Baligatan 3 hydropower facility.

Then in Marikina, the company plans to put up the 1.08-MW Nangka 4 River and the 2.59-MW Marikina 4 River mini-hydropower projects.

 

Hydrotec Renewables is also eyeing six mini-hydropower projects in three areas in Rizal, namely the 2.24-MW Hinulugang River and 1.85-MW Nangka 1 River hydropower plants, both in Antipolo; the 1.89-MW Marikina 1 River, 6.87-MW Marikina Upper 2 River, and 1.85-MW Montalban 2 River hydropower projects, all in Rodriguez; and the 2.46-MW Marikina 3 River power facility, in San Mateo.

Currently, hydro resources generate 3,400 MW, of which 2,346 MW are generated in Luzon, 13 MW in Visayas and 1,040 MW in Mindanao, according to data from the DoE.

The DoE is targeting between 2011 and 2030 to increase the generation capacity from hydropower facilities by another 5,358.30 MW.

The 304 potential projects proposed before the government by various developers and government agencies will require a total investment of P654.98 billion.

Luzon currently hosts 186 sites, or more than half of the total number of potential hydropower sites, which could generate an additional 3,701.7 MW.

To generate this capacity, the private sector needs to invest a total of P474.22 billion.

 

http://www.energydigger.com/articles/2012-08-13/philippines-hydrotec-plans-to-invest-in-9-mini-hydro-power-projects.aspx

 


Philippines : Hydrotec Plans To Invest In 9 Mini-hydro Power Projects

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:31:02 CST 

Philippines : Hydrotec plans to invest in 9 mini- hydro power projects Power Engineering Magazine 08/13/2012. A member company of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hydrotec Renewables Inc. intends to invest in nine mini- hydropower projects with capacity to generate a combined 28 megawatts. DoE s (Department of Energy)... Hydrotec readies investment in 9 mini-hydro projects Inquirer.net Hydrotec Renewables to invest in nine mini-hydro projects in Philippines Energy Business Review all 3 news articles...

 

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Hydrotec Renewables to invest in nine mini-hydro projects in Philippines

EBR Staff Writer Published 13 August 2012

 

Hydrotec Renewables is planning to invest in nine mini-hydropower projects in the Philippines that could generate 28MW of power.

The company has nine pending applications for renewable energy service contracts, according to the data released by the Department of Energy (DoE).

These applications will allow the energy firm to pursue the feasibility study for the proposed hydropower projects.

In Isabela's municipality, Ramon, the company is looking at the possibility of setting up the 7.39MW Baligatan 3 hydropower facility.

Hydrotec Renewables also has plans to set up the 1.08MW Nangka 4 River and the 2.59MW Marikina 4 River mini-hydropower projects in Marikina, reported inquirer.net.

In addition, the firm is eyeing six mini-hydropower projects in three areas in Rizal - the 2.24MW Hinulugang River and 1.85MW Nangka 1 River hydropower plants, the 1.89MW Marikina 1 River, 6.87MW Marikina Upper 2 River and 1.85MW Montalban 2 River hydropower projects, and the 2.46MW Marikina 3 River power facility.

Hydro resources now generate 3,400MW of power and the DoE targets to increase the generation capacity from hydropower facilities by another 5,358.30MW by 2030.

A total of 304 potential projects, which were proposed before the government by various developers and government agencies, will require a total investment of PHP654.98bn ($15.64bn).

 

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Philippines+%3A+PHILIPPINES-HYDROTEC+Renewables+to+invest+9+mini+hydro...-a0299684356

 

In Philippines, Hydrotec Renewables is scheduling to spend in nine mini-hydropower projects in the Philippines that could generate 28MW of power.

 

According to the data released by the Department of Energy (DoE), the company has 9 awaiting applications for renewable energy service contracts.

 

These applications will permit the energy firm to follow the possibility study for the proposed hydropower projects.

 

In Isabela's municipality, Ramon, the company is looking at the chance of setting up the 7.39MW Baligatan 3 hydropower facility.

 

The corporation is eyeing six mini-hydropower projects in three areas, they are: Rizal - the 2.24MW Hinulugang River and 1.85MW Nangka 1 River hydropower plants, the 1.89MW Marikina 1 River, 6.87MW Marikina Upper 2 River and 1.85MW Montalban 2 River hydropower projects, and the 2.46MW Marikina 3 River power facility.

 

Hydro resources now produce 3,400MW of power and the DoE targets to increase the generation capacity from hydropower facilities by other 5,358.30MW by 2030.

 

A sum of 304 possible projects, which were proposed before the government by a variety of developers and government agencies, will need a total investment of PHP654.98bn ($15.64bn).

 

 

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ERC - Feed-in Tariffs

 

http://www.erc.gov.ph/PressRelease/ViewPressRelease/ERC-Approves-Feed-in-tariff-rates

 


ERC Approves Feed-in Tariff Rates 07/27/2012

 

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), on July 27, 2012, approved the initial Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) that shall apply to generation from renewable energy (RE) sources, particularly, Run-of-River Hydro, Biomass, Wind, and Solar, as follows: 

 

The ERC, however, deferred fixing the FIT for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Resource for further study and data gathering.  The decision came after a series of public hearings ending in March this year, on the petition of the National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) for the setting of the FITs. In its petition filed on May 16, 2011, NREB proposed the following FITs: 

 

 In fixing the FITs, the ERC accepted the methodology used by NREB in calculating its proposed FITs, which takes into account, among others, the cost of constructing and operating the representative plants for each RE technology, the generation output or capacity factors of these plants, and the reasonable return on investment to be allowed the developers of these plants. 

The ERC arrived at FITs substantially lower than NREB's proposed FITs for Wind and Solar after it updated the construction costs of the representative plants for these technologies to reflect the downward market trend of the costs of putting up these plants. It also adopted higher capacity factors for these plants to ensure that only the more efficient plants will enjoy the FIT incentive. 

 

For all the RE technologies, the ERC revised other project costs such as those for the switchyard and transformers, transmission interconnection cost and access/service road cost using the same benchmarks it had employed in approving similar projects of the regulated utilities. The ERC also adopted a lower equity Internal Rate of Return (EIRR) of 16.44°/o in calculating for the FITs, except for Biomass, which was allowed a higher EIRR of 17% to account for fuel risks. 

 

Section 7 of the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 mandates, among others, the setting of the FITs to apply to wind, solar, run-of-river hydro, biomass, and ocean RE resources. Under the FIT system, the eligible RE developers will be paid the FITs applicable to them for the energy they feed into the grid.

 

The FITs are subject to degression to encourage the developers to invest at the initial stage and hasten deployment of renewable energy and also to avoid substantial windfall from being enjoyed by developers especially in the technologies where significant cost reductions are expected in the future. 

 

The approved FITs shall also be subject to review and readjustment by the ERC after the initial FIT implementation of 3 years or when the installation targets for each technology as set by the Department of Energy shall have already been met.  "The ERCs lowered FITs will definitely cushion the impact of implementing the FIT incentive mechanism under the RE Act on the electricity rates, while still being sufficient enough to attract new investments in renewable energy. This is win-win for all," ERC Executive Director Francis Saturnino Juan said. 

 

 

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/07/27/12/erc-releases-feed-tariff-rates-renewable-energy

 


ERC releases feed-in-tariff rates for renewable energy

ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 07/27/2012 1:52 PM | Updated as of 07/27/2012 1:52 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines - The Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday approved the long-awaited feed-in tariffs (FIT) for renewable energy sources, a move expected to encourage investors in the industry.

Investors in hydro energy will get a FIT rate of P5.90/kWh, while those for biomass will get P6.63/kWh; for wind - P8.53/kWh and for solar P9.68/kWh. No FIT for ocean thermal energy conversion resource was set, pending further study.

The Renewable Energy Act of 2008 (RE Act) mandated FITs for wind, solar, run-of-river hydro,  biomass and ocean resources, to encourage developers to invest in the renewable energy industry.

"The ERCs lowered FITs will definitely cushion the impact of implementing the FIT incentive mechanism under the RE Act on the electricity rates, while still being sufficient enough to attract new investments in renewable energy.  This is win-win for all," ERC executive director Francis Saturnino Juan said.

However, the ERC-approved FITs are lower than those proposed by the National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) last year. The proposal was P6.15/kWh for hydro; P7/kWh for biomass; P10.37/kWh for wind and P17.95/kWh for solar.

"The ERC arrived at FITs substantially lower than NREB's proposed FITs for wind and solar after it updated  the construction costs of the representative plants for these technologies to reflect the downward market trend of the costs of putting up these plants. It also adopted higher capacity factors for these plants to ensure that only the more efficient  plants will enjoy the FIT incentive," it said, in a statement.

The approved FITs will be subject to review and readjustment after the initial implementation of 3 eyars or when the installation targets for each technology has been met.

The ERC said the FITs will be lowered to encourage developers to invest at the initial stage and hasten the deployment of renewable energy, as well as avoid giving them substantial windfall when the technologies have significant cost reductions in the future.

 

Negros Occidental

 

Talisay City

 

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/bacolod/local-news/2013/08/16/investors-eye-hydro-coal-power-plants-298102

 


Investors eye hydro, coal power plants

 

By Teresa Ellera

Friday, August 16, 2013

 

INVESTORS are eyeing sites for possible power plant projects in Talisay City, NegrosOccidental, Mayor Eric Saratan said.

Saratan said a German investor is proposing to develop a hydro power plant in theupper portion of Campuestohan, as well as investors for a coal-fired power andincendiary power plants.

All these proposals are being studied by the City Government, Saratan said.

"I believe that if there is no power stability it will adversely affect the development of the city," he said.

We have a "Talisay First" ordinance requiring business establishments to hire 60 percent of their workforce from Talisay City residents.

Saratan pointed out the opening of more businesses, especially at the Ayala property, on the border with Bacolod City has boosted local employment so our youth and professionals will not anymore seek employment in Cebu or Metro Manila,.

More Expansions

 

Meanwhile, the mayor said that Ayala has plans for more expansion in its propertyincluding a hospital as well as cinema.

"They are even planning to cross the national highway for their expansion plans whichaugurs well for the economy of the city as well as the province," he said.

This will also mean more challenges for us, he said pointing to peace and order andtraffic.

Ayala said their development in their 230-hectare Talisay property is "the biggestAyala township development in the country, bigger than in Taguig City and in Sta. Rosa, Laguna."

 

 

Mambukal

  

http://thelead-uslsmasscomm.journ.ph/2013/11/04/renewable-clean-energy-for-negrenses/

 


Renewable, Clean Energy for Negrenses

 

Environment-friendly energy sources may soon help Negros Occidental solve  a big part of its power problem through the use of renewable and clean energy.

These are the proposed hydro-electric plant in Mambukal, Murcia and a wind power project in Pulupandan town as well as the biomass and solar energy facilities in San Carlos City.

Early this year, reports indicated that a $122-million wind power project is being eyed to be operational by 2015 with the construction of a 50-megawatt facility under construction in Pulupandan town. It will be operated by First Maxpower International Corporation.

The Mambukal hydro power plant has a smaller capacity – at least 1.5 megawatts which will provide the needs of mountain resort in Murcia and neighboring communities.

Earlier reports indicated that a German firm, Hydrotech Renewables, Inc. had proposed the construction of a mini hydro power plant for the resort.

The proposed facility will tap water to generate power before it reaches the waterfalls, which provide a natural attraction to visitors. The company said the proposed construction will not affect the natural surroundings of the Mambukal.

 

http://hydro.energy-business-review.com/news/page/35

 


Hydro News.......

 

http://www.pinoyprogress.com/archive/index.php/t-19.html

 

Hannes Mueller, Hydrotec Renewables Inc. director, met with Gov. .....

 

http://www.thedailyguardian.net/index.php/negros/11713-136-mw-hydro-power-in-mambukal-underway

 

1.36-MW hydro power in Mambukal underway

 

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Board Member Salvador Escalante confirmed that a 1.36-MW hydro-electric power plant in Mambukal Resort in Murcia is underway.

This, after the Sangguniang Panlalawigan during their regular session Wednesday approved the allocation of P260 million for the project.

The budget was included in Supplemental Budget No. 4 amounting to P512,510,754 which was approved by the SP.

The supplemental budget was primarily taken from the P490-million loan from the Land Bank of the Philippines and other sources.

Escalante explained the bidding for the project is now on process.

The proposed electric power plant will utilize the existing water falls in Mambukal Resort.

The provincial government is eyeing return of its investment in six years and three months, Escalante said.

He added that a German technology will be used in the construction of the hydro power plant that is envisioned to make the provincial government self-sufficient in terms of power.

Escalante pointed out that Mambukal consumes .8 megawatt. The excess supply will be sold by the province through the transmission line.

The provincial government is eyeing the completion of the hydro power plant in March to April next year, Escalante said.

 

 

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Black & Hot!

Philippines News on Power and Coal

Monday, May 28, 2012

Negros gov’t sets aside funding for planned hydropower plant

 

Business World Online

Posted on May 28, 2012 09:51:04 PM

 

BACOLOD CITY -- The provincial government of Negros Occidental has set aside funds for the construction of a 1.36-megawatt hydropower plant in Mambukal Resort, Barangay Minoyan, Murcia town.

 

 

The P260 million was included in a supplemental budget approved by the provincial board last week.

 

Board Member Salvador Escalante (2nd district), chairman of the committee on finance, said the project is part of the plan to make the province self-sufficient in power supply.

 

Excess output will be sold by the province as Mambukal Resort requires only 0.8 MW.

 

Mr. Escalante said the local government is preparing for the bidding process, and the goal is to complete the project between March and April next year.

 

"We are expecting a return on investment in six years and three months," he added.

 

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. had earlier said using the German technology appeared to be more favorable. About a year ago, German national Hannes Mueller, director of Hydrotec Renewables Inc., proposed to construct a mini hydropower plant for the resort.

 

Mr. Mueller said the technology will use water before it reaches the Mambukal falls to generate power, and will not alter the natural feature of the falls.

 

-- Nanette L. Guadalquiver

 

 

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German national proposes to build mini hydro plant for Negros resort

 

Cebu Daily News

6:29 am | Friday, June 3rd, 2011

 

BACOLOD CITY — A German national has made an initial proposal to construct of a three-megawatt mini hydropower plant for the Mambukal Resort in Murcia town, Negros Occidental.

Hannes Mueller, Hydrotec Renewables Inc. director, met with Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. at the Capitol in Bacolod City on Tuesday to discuss his proposal. Mueller said the proposed mini hydro plant would tap the water before it reached the Mambukal waterfalls to generate power. He assured that the hydropower plant would not affect the natural beauty of the falls nor have any negative impact on the environment.

“No trees will be cut and no access road will be built,” he added.

Mueller’s firm would submit a proposal to the governor after a detailed study that will take four to six weeks. The hydro plant would take a year to build. Marañon said the plant could produce three-megawatt power, which was more than enough for the resort’s needs.

The governor admitted that there had been other proposals to build a hydro-power plant in Mambukal but the German technology being proposed by Mueller was sounder. “We will wait for his detailed proposal,” he said. INQUIRER

 

 

http://www.visayandailystar.com/2011/July/09/topstory9.htm

 


Hydro power in Mambukal a ‘go’ -- guv

 

BY CARLA GOMEZ – July 09.2011

 

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said the construction of mini hydro power plant for the Mambukal Resort in Murcia is a “go”.

 

Hannes Mueller, Hydrotec Renewables Inc. director, is currently preparing the study for the hydro plant, after which construction will commence, he said.

The governor said he hopes the Mambukal hydro plant will serve as a model for other areas to emulate.

Mueller had earlier said that the mini hydro plant his firm is proposing to build will tap water before it reaches the Mambukal waterfalls, to generate power.

It will not affect the natural beauty of the falls and will not have a negative impact on the environment, he said.

“No trees will be cut and no access road will be built,” he also assured.*CPG

 

http://powertracker.doe.gov.ph/power-sector-news/ba426bb159ae6df209badd149520269a

 


Mambukal eyed for mini-hydro power plant - Sun.Star

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Mambukal eyed for mini-hydro power plant Sun.Star, Philippines - May 29, 2008 THE famous Mambukal Resort in barangay Minoyan, Murcia in central Negros is being eyed as site for a mini-hydro power plant. Lawyer Jose Ma. ...

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http://www.sunstar.com.ph/bacolod/local-news/2011/06/01/german-firm-eyes-hydro-plant-mambukal-158720


German firm eyes hydro plant in Mambukal

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

 

A GERMAN company is eyeing to construct a three-megawatt mini-hydro power plant in Mambukal Resort, Murcia.

Hannes Mueller, director of Hydrotech Renewable, presented Tuesday to Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. their plans to tap the water from Mambukal Resort for their mini-hydro power plant.

 

He said they are presently conducting a four to six weeks data analysis of the characteristics of the water at Mambukal Resort.

Mueller assured that they will secure all the necessary permits for such power plant and that they will present their project proposal to the Provincial Board soon for approval of the project.

He added they are very much aware of the Mambukal residents’ sensitivity about environmental concerns.

On the other hand, the governor said he welcomes all independent power producers, which are eyeing Negros for their power plants.

He said the investors are already convinced of the power potential of the province and that the Provincial Government is just waiting for serious investors, which could deliver the power projects for the province. (TED)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on June 01, 2011.

 

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/11639/german-national-proposes-to-build-mini-hydro-plant-for-negros-resort

 


 

German national proposes to build mini hydro plant for Negros resort

Cebu Daily News

6:29 am | Friday, June 3rd, 2011

 

BACOLOD CITY — A German national has made an initial proposal to construct of a three-megawatt mini hydropower plant for the Mambukal Resort in Murcia town, Negros Occidental.

Hannes Mueller, Hydrotec Renewables Inc. director, met with Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. at the Capitol in Bacolod City on Tuesday to discuss his proposal. Mueller said the proposed mini hydro plant would tap the water before it reached the Mambukal waterfalls to generate power. He assured that the hydropower plant would not affect the natural beauty of the falls nor have any negative impact on the environment.

 

“No trees will be cut and no access road will be built,” he added.

Mueller’s firm would submit a proposal to the governor after a detailed study that will take four to six weeks. The hydro plant would take a year to build. Marañon said the plant could produce three-megawatt power, which was more than enough for the resort’s needs.

 

The governor admitted that there had been other proposals to build a hydro-power plant in Mambukal but the German technology being proposed by Mueller was sounder. “We will wait for his detailed proposal,” he said. INQUIRER

 

http://www.pinoyprogress.com/showthread.php?p=16080

 


German national proposes to build mini hydro plant for Negros resort

 

Cebu Daily News

6:29 am | Friday, June 3rd, 2011

 

BACOLOD CITY — A German national has made an initial proposal to construct of a three-megawatt mini hydropower plant for the Mambukal Resort in Murcia town, Negros Occidental.

 

Hannes Mueller, Hydrotec Renewables Inc. director, met with Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. at the Capitol in Bacolod City on Tuesday to discuss his proposal.

Mueller said the proposed mini hydro plant would tap the water before it reached the Mambukal waterfalls to generate power. He assured that the hydropower plant would not affect the natural beauty of the falls nor have any negative impact on the environment.

 

“No trees will be cut and no access road will be built,” he added.

 

Mueller’s firm would submit a proposal to the governor after a detailed study that will take four to six weeks. The hydro plant would take a year to build.

Marañon said the plant could produce three-megawatt power, which was more than enough for the resort’s needs.

 

The governor admitted that there had been other proposals to build a hydro-power plant in Mambukal but the German technology being proposed by Mueller was sounder. “We will wait for his detailed proposal,” he said. INQUIRER

 

 

http://www.archives.visayandailystar.com/2011/June/01/topstory6.htm

 


Guv - Mini hydro plant proposed for Mambukal

BY CARLA GOMEZ

 

A German expert is proposing the construction of a three-megawatt mini hydro power plant for the  Mambukal Resort in Murcia, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday.

Hannes Mueller, Hydrotec Renewables Inc. director, met with the governor at the Capitol in Bacolod City yesterday to discuss his proposal.

Mueller said the mini hydro plant his firm is proposing to build  will tap water before its reaches the Mambukal water falls  to generate power.

It will not affect the natural beauty of the falls and will not have  a negative impact on the environment, he said.

“No trees will be cut and no access road will be built,” he also assured.

His firm will submit a  proposal to the governor on the plant after a detailed study that will take four to six weeks, Mueller said, adding that it would take a year to build a mini-hydro plant.

Marañon said a three-megawatt plant would provide more than enough power for the use of the resort.

The governor said there have been others who have proposed the building of a hydro plant in Mambukal but the German technology being proposed by Mueller sounds good.

We will wait for his detailed proposal, the governor said.

Meanwhile, Alstom Philippines officials proposing the building of a power plant for Negros Occidental with the use of liquefied natural gas have also signified their intention to return to the province on June 12, the governor said.*CPG

 

 

 

 

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