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PGP, CITICORE Break Ground for 240MW Solar Plant

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—The Provincial Government of Pangasinan and Citicore Renewable Energy Corporation (CREC) laid the groundwork for the first solar power plant at Barangay Santa Catalina, Binalonan.

Governor Ramon V. Guico III and CREC President and CEO Oliver Y. Tan led the ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony on March 20, 2024.

The solar facility, which will be constructed in two phases, will have a total installed capacity of 240 megawatts.

The initial phase of the project, which is expected to be completed this year, will have a capacity of 168 MW. The second phase, on the other hand, is set to add an additional 72 MW and is scheduled for completion in 2025.

When completed, the facility will generate 326 gigawatt-hours annually, enough to power 136,000 households.

CREC is also set to build five major solar and wind projects in Pangasinan, with two (2) already in the pipeline. A 270 MW solar plant and a 150 MW onshore wind power plant.

This project is part of Governor Guico’s push for greener investments in the province, aimed at creating thousands of jobs for Pangasinenses.

Pangasinan was chosen as a project site due to its stature as an ‘investment-friendly’ province, according to the CREC president.

CREC Chairman Edgar B. Saavedra, Binalonan Mayor Ramon Ronald V. Guico IV, and Ms. Liza Pangilinan, OIC-Department of Energy Solar Division, attended the groundbreaking ceremony.

(Kane Bernardino/PGO)

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