Rehabilitation, Operation and Maintenance of AHEPP Auxiliary Turbines 4 and 5

Project Description:

The Project involves the opportunity to optimize the benefit from the MWSS-owned auxiliary turbines 4 and 5 by developing the hydropower generation component, a “by-product” of water releases.

Location:

Norzagaray, Bulacan

Project Cost:

PhP 1.155 B

Funding Source:

PPP

Status:  (as of 31 December 2016)

  • The MWSS also sought NEDA Board’s approval to negotiate directly with Angat Hydropower Corp (AHC), the new owner/operator of the Angat Hydro-Electric Power Plant (AHEPP), and an exemption from the 2013 NEDA Joint Venture Guidelines.
  • The NEDA in its letter to MWSS dated 28 July 2016 responded that they cannot grant the exemption of the Project from the required competitive challenge under the 2013 JV Guidelines. In addition, NEDA informed that MWSS may seek an opinion from the OGCC on whether a negotiated JV may be pursued for the Project under the 2013 JV Guidelines.
  • Hence, MWSS wrote OGCC on 21 Sept 2016 in compliance with NEDA’s advice/comments. To date, no response yet from OGCC.