On May 17, HeliosAltas Corp. (Helios), based out of Roseville, California, USA, and Philippines-based DA Green Power Consulting (DAGPC) announced their partnership to deploy Helios PowerWheelTM riverine energy technology in the Republic of the Philippines.
Helios said the agreement during the first four years is for a minimum of US$16.2 million. The announcement did not include specific sites at which the in-stream energy device will deploy.
According to the company, Helios PowerWheel units range in power output from 5 kW to 40 kW. The drive assembly is composed of aluminum and stainless steel in an aluminum shell, and the suspended generator wheel rises and falls with changing water levels. The device is modular technology and all of its generation components are contained within its shell.
Archimedes Flores, DAGPC chief executive officer, said “This unique renewable technology can provide consistent baseload power at a significant cost savings to our customers.”
Units can be installed to produce power in series or parallel.
“We have been working with [DAGPC] under a memorandum of understanding for over a year to analyze and understand the Philippine market,” said Michael Carroll, Helios CEO.
Helios said this technology will afford some of the remote islands in the country, which have few or no reliable renewable energy power sources, the option to develop stable in-stream generated power.
Helios manufactures sustainable technologies it uses to directly develop projects as well as through global partnerships. DA Green Power Consultancy said its firm is comprised of personnel from different sectors of the Philippine electric power industry and business sector.