Aboitiz Power Corp. said Friday subsidiary AP Renewables Inc. renewed its partnership with Nueva Ecija II Electric Cooperative Area 1 for another five years beginning December 2020.
APRI is set to deliver 41 megawatts of clean energy to 10 municipalities within the NEECO II Area 1 franchise area.
APRI president and chief operating officer Dennis Jordan said conducting and participating in a competitive selection process during the pandemic was challenging.
“This is one of the hurdles that both teams had to overcome, but in the end, the results proved to be as rewarding as the journey itself,” Jordan said in a statement.
“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 full cooperation have truly been instrumental in carrying out a fair and streamlined process,” Jordan said.
NEECO II Area 1 board president Reynaldo Villanueva, in a ceremonial signing at the Talavera head office, welcomed the members of the technical working group and the bids and awards committee.
“This partnership with Aboitiz Power 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,” Villanueva said.