Small hydro plant starts operation in the Philippines

20 July 2015

An 820kW hydropower plant has been officially inaugurated in the Ifugao province of the Philippines.

The project, which has been funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), was developed to help supply electricity and support rice terrace conservation efforts in Asipulo.

Forming part of the Japanese government's initiative to share technology with its development partners, the project is expected to help to boost the province's revenues considerably, with part of its projects going to the Rice Terraces Conservation Fund.

"We are sharing Japanese technology developed by our small and medium enterprises that can be applied to maximize the hydropower potential available in the Philippines, especially in the Cordillera," said JICA Chief Representative Noriaki Niwa in a statement. "The project is also an example of Japan-Philippines win-win partnership where we work together to support clean energy supply, while supporting the local community's efforts to protect the environment."

Privacy Policy
We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.