Renewable energies constitute an essential element of the Philippines’ strategy to reduce its CO2 emissions and tackle the challenges of climate change, energy security, and access to energy. In 2011, the Philippines adopted an ambitious target of 15.3 GW of installed capacity by 2030 to address the growth of the population and an increasing demand for energy.
In this context, Total Eren partnered in 2020 with Mabalacat Solar Philippines Inc., a renewable energy corporation based in Manila, and Singapore-based Sindicatum Renewable Energy, to build a total of 135 MWp of utility-scale solar power plants in Luzon, in northern Philippines. The two solar farms (60 MWp and 75 MWp) will produce together over 180 GWh per year, enough to meet the needs of about 258,000 people in the Philippines. The “Tarlac” solar PV farm (60 MWp) is currently in operation.