wind farms - updates

Rappler's latest stories on wind farms


Wind farm 'predator' effect hits ecosystems – study

Nov 06, 2018 - 3:30 PM

An international team of scientists finds that predatory raptor birds are 4 times rarer in areas of plateau where wind turbines are present

How Guimaras got rid of coal

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:25 AM

'We want to show the world that we don't need dirty energy to power development,' says Guimaras Governor Samuel Gumarin

AC Energy eyes another renewable energy investment

Jan 19, 2017 - 5:00 PM

We are building up our RE platform so we re looking for acquisitions in the Philippines says AC Energy president John Eric Francia

RE. NorthWind Power in Ilocos Norte is a joint venture between AC Energy and NorthWind Founders: Niels Jacobsen, Atty. Ferdinand A. Dumlao and Atty. Jose Ildebrando B. Ambrosio. Screenshot image from AC Energy website

Ayala to build, operate $150-M Indonesia wind farm

Jan 11, 2017 - 5:20 PM

With a generating capacity of 75 megawatts MW the Sidrap Project is the first greenfield offshore investment of AC Energy

FIRST OFFSHORE. With generating capacity of 75 megawatts (MW), AC Energy says the Sidrap project is targeted for completion by the end of 2017. Background image from UPC Renewables' website

Dong Energy to build world's cheapest offshore wind farms

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The projects would be built for 72 70 euros per megawatt hour significantly below the group s 2020 target of bringing costs below 100 euros per megawatt hour over the life of a project

OFFSHORE WIND FARMS. Graphic from Dong Energy website at

Two towers of Pagudpud Wind Farm bombed

Feb 20, 2016 - 1:50 AM

North Luzon Renewables says initial investigations indicate that explosives were used to take down the transmission towers

TOPPLED. Two of Pagudpud Wind Farm's transmission towers had toppled. Photo from Ayala Corporation - Energy and Infrastructure Group

ADB to help finance PH's largest wind farm

Nov 07, 2015 - 9:54 AM

ADB says the Burgos wind farm will provide a shot in the arm to the government’s push to diversify its energy sources and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions

REDUCE GAS EMISSIONS. The operation of this farm will avoid the production of over 200,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions a year. Photo from Asian Development Bank

Ayala’s energy arm receives FIT compliance for N. Luzon wind farm projects

Apr 17, 2015 - 4:30 PM

The feed in tariff compliance entitles AC Energy’s Ilocos Norte wind farm projects to a FIT rate of P8 53 kWh for a 20 year period

New wind farms to help bridge summer power shortage – WWF

Feb 07, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The new wind farms in Guimaras and Ilocos Norte have already contributed 300 MW to the country’s power supply the World Wide Fund for Nature says

ANZ, Mizuho Bank to help finance Ilocos wind project expansion

Jun 28, 2014 - 1:52 PM

With the new loan of 90 million for the project in the Energy Development Corporation says it is on track to complete the 87 MW Phase 1 of the project by fourth quarter 2014

EXPANSION. Energy Development Corporation bank rolls its Burgos, Ilocos Norte wind power project expansion through additional loans from ANZ and Mizuho banks. Photo from EDC website

PNB, Security Bank to help finance Burgos wind project expansion

Jun 17, 2014 - 1:49 PM

The Lopez led EDC secures bank loans to partially finance the project raising total investment cost to 450 million

EXPANSION. Energy Development Corporation bank rolls its Burgos, Ilocos Norte wind power project expansion through loans from PNB and Security Bank. Photo from EDC website

Wind farms can tame hurricanes – scientists

Feb 26, 2014 - 9:48 PM

Hurricane Katrina s storm surge would have abated by 79 if such wind turbines were present

STORM TAMER. Wind turbines may have the power to decrease wind speeds of a hurricane and temper storm surges. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva

DOE approves wind power project in Aklan

Jun 04, 2013 - 7:10 PM

The Energy department okays PetroGreen Energy Corp s 50 MW Nabas Wind Project in Aklan

WIND POWER. The Department of Energy (DOE) approves PetroGreen Energy Corp.'s (PGEC) 50 MW Nabas Wind Project in Aklan. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva/Rappler

Ayala group keen on power projects in Aparri, Pamplona

May 27, 2013 - 9:39 AM

Ayala led NorthWind Power Development Corp is keen on developing its wind energy projects in northern Philippines

MORE POWER. A new wind farm in Ilocos is coming in 2015. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva

EDC positive on growth

Mar 03, 2013 - 1:28 PM

The company expects steady revenue increase for the next 4 years despite suffering setbacks in two of its geothermal plants

MORE POWER. A new wind farm in Ilocos is coming in 2015. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva

Lopez-led EDC seals deal for wind farm

Mar 01, 2013 - 3:38 PM

EDC seals deal with Danish firm Vesta for supply of 29 wind turbines for its Burgos project more than the 20 that the Bangui wind farm has now