Mindoro Wind Farm
|Mindoro Wind Farm|
|Official name||Wind Energy Power System|
|Owner(s)||Philippine Hybrid Energy Systems, Inc.|
|Hub height||70 m (230 ft)|
|Units operational||24 X 2 MW|
|Make and model||Gamesa|
|Nameplate capacity||48 MW|
The Wind Energy Power System (WEPS) is a wind farm project located near Puerto Galera, in the Philippine province of Mindoro Oriental. Once completed the project will be the largest in the country generating an estimated 48MW of electricity.
The WEPS is located in the municipality of Puerto Galera, on the island of Mindoro. The project is being developed by Philippine Hybrid Energy Systems, Inc. a joint Philippine, Italian, and American developer. The first stage of development was approved in June 2011 by Philippine Energy Secretary Jose Almendras. This comes as part of the Philippine Government's ambitious energy policy.
On March 7, 2012 in Mindoro, Philippine President Aquino signed the Proposed Luzon Mindoro-Interconnection (LMI) project with the full support of Cong. Rudy Valencia, Cong. Rey Umali, Governor Alfonso Umali, and the Local Government of Mindoro. This agreement will allow for excess electricity to be transported to the nearby island of Luzon, home to the nation's capital and largest city Manila. “Before I end my term in 2016, I want to see Mindoro exporting its surplus power to Luzon,” commented President Benigno Aquino III during a recent signing ceremony.
The project is being developed jointly by Philippine Hybrid Energy Systems, Inc. Italian power utility developer CMC Asia, Inc. and turbine manufacturer and building contractor Gamesa Eolica, S.L. Unipersonal of Spain.