AboitizPower hike power supply to NEECO II Area 1


GAPAN CITY — AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI), a unit of AboitizPower, has increased its power supply to the Nueva Ecija II Electric Cooperative (NEECO II) Area 1 as they renewed their deal for five years. 

APRI will supply 41 megawatts (MW) of power to the 10 municipalities within the franchise area of NEECO II Area 1, higher than the 33 MW it supplied when the partnership started in 2018.

“We are extremely honored to continue this journey and stand once again alongside NEECO II Area 1 in its pursuit of reliable and clean energy for households, businesses, and the communities in its franchise area,” AboitizPower first vice president for commercial operations Juan Alejandro Aboitiz said in a statement Friday.

AboitizPower earlier said four companies participated in the bid to supply the energy requirement of NEECO II Area 1. The bidding process began in March 2020. 

“It must not have been an easy task to continue the selection in the context of a pandemic and the recent calamities, but the support of NEECO II Area 1, as well as TPBAC’s (The Bids and Awards Committee’s) full cooperation have truly been instrumental in carrying out a fair and streamlined process,” APRI president and chief operating officer Dennis Jordan said.

Jordan added that conducting a competitive selection process during a lockdown period “is one of the hurdles that both teams had to overcome.”

“This partnership with AboitizPower is definitely part of a continuing commitment to power the needs of the residents and businesses of the municipalities we serve while minimizing our carbon footprint. It’s been a tough nine months for the NEECO II Area 1 group, but with the strong support from all groups within the organization, we are on track once again towards fulfilling our unwavering service to the people,” NEECO II Area 1 board president Reynaldo Villanueva said. (PNA)

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