Oriental Energy gets green light for small hydropower project in Philippines

Oriental Energy and Power Generation Corp., the power arm of Oriental Peninsula Resources Group, recently got approval from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to proceed with the 18-MW Timbaban hydropower project in Madalag, Aklan.

The environment compliance certificate granted by DENR outlines the company’s duties and responsibilities in ensuring that the environment and immediate surrounding communities of the Timbaban hydro plant will not be disturbed or harmed during construction.

The Timbaban project is the first of five small hydro facilities set to be developed by Oriental Energy, media reports indicate.

With a combined generation capacity of 55 megawatts, these projects include the 15-MW Culaman run-of-river plant in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon; and three service contracts for the upper, middle and lower cascades of the Odiongan River in Odiongan, Misamis Oriental, with total expected output of 22 megawatts.

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