Hydroelectric Plants in the Philippines - other regions
Agus-II
Location: Lanao del Sur
Operator: National Power Corp
Configuration: 3 X 60 MW Francis
Operation: 1979
T/G supplier: Fuji, Toshiba
EPC: Coyne et Bellier
Quick facts: The Agus plants are expected to be grouped into a single genco for eventual privatization

Photograph courtesy of National Power Corp
Posted 18 Oct 2006

Agus-V
Location: Lanao del Norte
Operator: National Power Corp
Configuration: 2 X 27.5 MW Francis
Operation: 1985
T/G supplier: Ebara, Meidensha
EPC: Lahmeyer, Erectors Inc

Photograph courtesy of National Power Corp
Posted 18 Oct 2006

Agus-VI (Maria Cristina)
Location: Lanao del Norte
Operator: National Power Corp
Configuration: 2 X 26 MW, 3 X 44 MW Francis
Operation: 1983
T/G supplier: PWW, Westinghouse, Fuji, Ansaldo, Toshiba

Photograph courtesy of National Power Corp
Posted 8 Nov 2006

Agus-VII
Location: Lanao del Norte
Operator: National Power Corp
Configuration: 2 X 27 MW Francis
Operation: 1983
T/G supplier: Riva, Ansaldo
EPC: Lahmeyer, Erectors Inc
Quick facts: This is the last plant in the Agus cascade before the Agus River enters Iligan Bay.

Photograph courtesy of National Power Corp
Posted 8 Nov 2006

Bakun AC
Location: Ilocos Sur
Operator: Hedcor Inc
Configuration: 4 X 17.5 MW Pelton
Operation: 2000-2001
T/G supplier: Sulzer, ABB
EPC: Halcrow, Transfield
Quick facts: In Jun 1997, PacifiCorp announced that it had finalized financial arrangements for this plant with equal partners Aboitiz Group and Pacific Hydro Ltd. The site is on the Bakun River in the Cordillera Central mountains about 250km north of Manila. A small diversion dam delivers water through a 10km tunnel to the powerhouse. An extension was planned but canceled in Oct 2004. In Jun 1997, BankAmerica announced financial close on Bakun AC with a consortium of banks including AB Capital Investment Corp, ING Bank, Philippines National Bank, and SolidBank Corp providing loan facilities. PacifiCorp withdrew from LHC in 1999 leaving Aboitiz and Pacific Hydro as 50:50 partners.

Photograph courtesy of Pacific Hydro
Posted 5 Jun 2004

Balea
Location: Negros Occidental
Operator: Winrock international - Renew Negros
Configuration: 1 X 39 kW crossflow
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: PT Heksa Prakarsa Teknik, Marelli
Quick facts: This plant is on Sipaway Island in San Carlos City. Funding was from the ADB and the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction.

Photograph courtesy of Winrock international - Renew Negros
Posted 7 Jun 2008

Bubunawan Falls
Location: Bukidnon
Operator: Cagayan Electric Power & Light
Configuration: 1 X 7 MW S-Turbine
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: Alstom, TECO
Quick facts: This was one of 14 minihydro plants awarded development contracts by the Philippines DOE as part of the Mini-Hydro Incentives Act of 1992.

Photograph courtesy of Cagayan Electric Power & Light
Posted 7 Jun 2003

Cabulig
Location: Misamis Oriental
Operator: Mindanao Energy Systems Inc
Configuration: 2 X 4-MW Francis
Operation: 2013
T/G supplier: CKD
EPC: CKD
Quick facts: This SHP is in Plaridel, Claveria. CKD Blankso Small Hydro was awarded the €4.6mn equipment and EPC contract on 1 Apr 2010. Cabulig┬ábegan operations in Sep 2012, but was not fully commissioned until Sep 2013. MINERGY is an affiliate of CEPALCO.

Photograph courtesy of INGOS sro
Posted 22 May 2016

Casecnan River
Location: Nueva Vizcaya
Operator: CE Casecnan Water and Energy Co Inc
Configuration: 2 X 90 MW Francis
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: Sulzer, Siemens
EPC: Colenco, CMC di Ravenna, Imp Pizzarotti
Quick facts: This is a combined irrigation and hydroelectric power project in northern Luzon which collects water from the Casecnan and Taan Rivers and transports it through a 26km transbasin tunnel to the existing Pantabangan Reservoir. Casencnan helps irrigate 35,000ha of agricultural lands and stabilizes the water supply to 102,000ha of existing irrigated areas. This was the first multi-purpose, build-operate-and transfer project in the Philippines.

Photograph courtesy of MidAmerican Energy
Posted 24 Jul 2005

Linao Cawayan Lower
Location: Oriental Mindoro
Operator: Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative Inc
Configuration: 3 X 730 kW Francis
Operation: 2012
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: PHESCO
Quick facts: This SHP is in San Teodoro and was completed on 4 Mar 2012.

Photograph by jetbenitojr (Panoramio)
Posted 21 May 2014

Magtuod
Location: Negros Occidental
Operator: Winrock international - Renew Negros
Configuration: 1 X 34 kW crossflow
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: PT Heksa Prakarsa Teknik, Marelli
Quick facts: This plant is in Magtuod, in Barangay Bug-ang, Toboso. Funding was from the ADB and the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction.

Photograph courtesy of Winrock international - Renew Negros
Posted 7 Jun 2008

Mahagnao
Location: Burauen
Operator: Mahagnao Micro-hydro Demonstration Project
Configuration: 1 X 65 kW crossflow
Operation: 2002
T/G supplier: PT Kramatraya Sejahtera
EPC: Tokyo Electric Power Services
Quick facts: This project cost $600,000 and was funded by JICA and Japan's New Energy Foundation. Construction started in Jun 2001 and was completed in Feb 2002. Beneficiaries are three barangays in Burauen, Leyte.

Photograph courtesy of New Energy Foundation
Posted 25 Aug 2007

Masiway
Location: Nueva Ecija
Operator: First Gen Corp
Configuration: 1 X 12.5 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1981
T/G supplier: Toshiba, Meidensha
EPC: Toshiba
Quick facts: In Sep 2005, First Gen Hydro Power submitted the winning $129mn bid for the Pantabangan-Masiway hydroelectric complex. The projects were turned over in December 2005.

Photograph courtesy of Energy Development Corp
Posted 14 Jul 2012

Pantabangan
Location: Nueva Ecija
Operator: First Gen Corp
Configuration: 2 X 60 MW Francis
Operation: 1977 (rebuilt 2010)
T/G supplier: Andritz, Melco
EPC: Toshiba
Quick facts: The Pantabangan and Masiway plants are cascading hydroelectric power plants located 180km northeast of Metro Manila. The Pantabangan reservoir is the country's largest and services more than 100,000ha of rice lands.

Photograph courtesy of First Gen Corp
Re-posted 10 Sep 2016

Pulangi-IV
Location: Bukidnon
Operator: National Power Corp
Configuration: 3 X 85 MW Francis
Operation: 1985-1986
T/G supplier: Voest, Elin
Quick facts: In 2005, Pulangi became the first NPC hydro plant to attain ISO certification for Integrated Management Systems. The plant is in the Pulangi/Manupali watershed on Mindanao.

Photograph courtesy of National Power Corp
Posted 8 Nov 2006

   
  Tudaya-1
Location: Davao del Sur
Operator: Hedcor Inc
Configuration: 1 X 6.5-MW Pelton
Operation: 2014
T/G supplier: Andritz, Indar
EPC: Hedcor
Quick facts: This SHP in Sta Cruz is upstream from Sibulan-A and uses waters from the Baroring and Sibulan rivers. Construction started in Q4, 2012 and the plant was inaugurated on 13 May 2014. It cost about P2.4bn. Production is expected to be 37 GWh/yr.

Photograph courtesy of Hedcor
Posted 10 Jul 2016

 

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 10-Sep-2016

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