Published May 18, 2017, 10:01 PM
Nestlé Philippines, Inc. is now using renewable energy to power the operations of its manufacturing facility in Lipa, Batangas.
Starting February this year, the Nestlé factory has switched to using Cleanergy from the MakBan Geothermal Power Plant of AboitizPower subsidiary, AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI).
Nestlé Philippines Technical Director Peter Winter thanked AboitizPower for making it possible for Nestlé to use renewable energy to fuel its Lipa Factory operations.
“The partnership between AboitizPower and Nestlé Philippines is a testament to the shared commitment of both companies to continually look for better and sustainable solutions to reduce their carbon footprint and protect the environment in a more sustainable manner,” Winter said.
In a ceremonial unveiling of the Cleanergy marker on May 3, 2017 at Aruga Hotel in Rockwell Center in Makati City, Antonio R. Moraza, President and COO of AboitizPower, said that AboitizPower’s balanced mix portfolio guarantees that consumers have reliable, ample, and reasonably priced power for their needs.
“With the portfolio that we have and our commitment to sustained growth, we believe that Nestlé and all our other customers can be served well,” Moraza said.
APRI President and COO Felino M. Bernardo likewise thanked Nestlé Philippines for sharing AboitizPower’s commitment to clean and renewable energy.
“We value our partnership with Nestlé as we share the same passion to do better than the ordinary to provide our customers with quality products and services,” Bernardo said. He also added that both Nestlé Philippines and AboitizPower strive to operate business responsibly and ensure that their practices are environment-friendly.
AboitizPower and its partners have a net sellable capacity of more than 1,200 MW from its renewable energy portfolio of geothermal, hydro, and solar power plants located all over the country. It is continuously building up its renewable energy portfolio through ongoing projects like the 69-MW Manolo Fortich run-of-river hydro project in Bukidnon and the 8-MW Maris Canal hydro project in Isabela. It is currently commissioning its first biomass power plant through subsidiary Aseagas in Batangas.
Last April 27, the company celebrated the successful restoration of its 6-MW binary plant at the MakBan facility.
The binary plant maximizes the excess steam from the primary power plant to produce additional capacity of clean and renewable energy.