Hedcor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aboitiz Company is going to build two run-of-river hydropower plants in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. The two plants will produce a total capacity of 13.6 megawatts. This development is the company’s response to the growing power need of Davao Region.
The new project is called the Tudaya Hydropower Project and will compose of two power plants. The first is the Tudaya 1 Power Plant which is proposed to be situated upstream of the Sibulan A Power Plant and the second one is the Tudaya 2 Power Plant which will be situated just below the Sibulan B Power Plant respectively.
At present, Hedcor operates 18 run-of-river hydropower plants in the Philippines with combined capacity of 150 megawatts. It is currently looking for more rivers to build similar power plants. The company is known for its effective corporate social responsibility programs to communities.
A run-of-river hydropower plant is a good source of power as it does not produce harmful greenhouse gases or causes pollution to the environment. The construction of the two new power plants is an indication of the strong commitment of the company for a clean and efficient energy source.