A GREEN ENERGY LANDMARK

IS TAKING SHAPE IN BAGO CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, PHILIPPINES

BAGO HYBRID RENEWABLE ENERGY PARK

(DOE Wind Energy Service Contract No. 2015-07-08)

Bago Hybrid Renewable Energy Park is a joint undertaking of Equitrust Holdings, Inc., Crosspower Operations GmbH of Austria and HUAXIN COMMERCIAL TRADING COMPANY PTE. LTD.,a privately-held company based in Singapore, which, altogether, pooled technical expertise and resources to initiate the development of a multisource renewable energy project which will integrate wind, solar photovoltaics and green hydrogen fuel production to generate electricity and/or fuel to fill-in the perennial supply and demand gaps in the wholesale electricity stock market which the Philippine government, the Independent Power Providers (IPPs) and the power distribution utilities are coping in order to stabilize the price of electricity which is deemed critical to attract investments and steer the country towards the path of economic resiliency.

Considering the inherent complexity and scale in developing the hybrid renewable energy system, Bago Energy will implement the project in three (3) phases. The first phase will be the development of a 150MW capacity wind farm, followed by the solar and green hydrogen production, respectively. This is also in parallel to the plan of Bago Energy to go public, subsequently, after gaining traction on wind energy, in order to raise direly needed capital resources to finance the development and operation of the envisioned hybrid energy park in the future.

The Hybrid Renewable Energy Park will rise in a 5.23 hectare of land covering Bago-Pulupandan areas in the province of Negros Occidental Philippines. The area is located at the western coast of island of Negros approximately 20km southwest from the City of Bacolod, a highly urbanized city and capital of the Negros Occidental Province in the Western Visayas Region. It faces the Panay Island to the west across the Panay Gulf.

The U.S. DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) identified the province of Negros Occidental as a pre-determined area (PDA) with a reliable potential in generating good to excellent wind energy resources.

THE PROPOSED AREA IN BIRD’S EYE VIEW

BAGO WIND FARM POWER GENERATION CAPACITY

Potential Capacity

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500MW

Initial Development

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150MW

Expansion Reserve

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350MW

WIND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT

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Based on the results of met mast measurement from, the annual wind speed in the proposed site is 6.36m/s (85m) and 6.59m/s (100m). The main wind direction and main wind power direction is NNE, Weibull K is 1.983, and wind shear is 0.221 . The turbulence intensity at 15m/s is 0.10 at 78m level. The air density derived from the temperature and elevation of site is 1.16 kg/m3. The observation, therefore, concludes that the wind farm site has good wind resource in general which is suitable for building wind farm. The wind speed at hub height is between 5.01-6.36m/s, the turbulence level of the site is low based the measurement. Wind shear is 0.221, and air density at the site is 1.16kg/m3. Considering the wind speed and the typhoon risks, however, it is recommended that IEC Class II C and above WTG which has typhoon-resistant design be applied to this wind farm.

COMPLETED AND ON-GOING ACTIVITIES

  • Obtained resolution of support from City Government of Bago.
  • Obtained resolution of support from Barangay Napoles and Sampinit.
  • Obtained clearance certificate from Philippine Navy, Pilippine Coast Guard and Philippine Economic Zone Authority.
  • Conducted Project Presentation with the affected barangays.
  • Coordination with NGCP for the conduct of System Impact Study and connection options.
  • Completed the conduct of initial wind assessment study, energy yield analysis.
  • Continuous coordination with different government agencies for the issuance of permits/ clearances/ certifications.
  • Continuous negotiation with various landowners and local government units for ROW acquisition.
  • Continuous Coordination with local electric cooperative for the Power Purchase Agreement.
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SITE DESCRIPTION

The Bago Hybrid Renewable Energy Park will rise in a 5.23 hectare of land covering Bago-Pulupandan areas in the province of Negros Occidental Philippines. The area is located at the western coast of island of Negros approximately 20km southwest from the City of Bacolod, a highly urbanized city and capital of the Negros Occidental Province in the Western Visayas Region. It faces the Panay Island to the west across the Panay Gulf. The U.S. DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) identified the province of Negros Occidental as a pre-determined area (PDA) with a reliable potential in generating good to excellent wind energy resources.