SAN MIGUEL Corp. (SMC) intends to construct a 200-megawatt (MW) solar farm in Bulacan to power the Proposed Manila International Airport plant.

SMC is planning to develop its 2,500-hectare renewables farm in Bulacan.

The solar farm will house a battery-powered storage system that will store and release power depending on the energy demands of the P740-billion airport, SMC President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon S. Ang said.

“This battery storage would be a practical option for managing power loads and storing unstable energy supply from the sun and other green energy sources we’re looking to use for the airport,” Mr. Ang said.

This, he adds, is part of the company’s commitment to moving to innovations that support move to sustainable fuels while helping SMC meet the economy’s power demands. Mr. Ang said the organization had had “major investments” in energy storage technology nationally.

Last month, the Senate approved a franchise bill to construct and run SMC’s airport in Bulakan City, Bulacan province. The company earlier said the airport groundbreaking is expected to occur “by year’s end.”

The project is seen as “bringing the economy a big lift” by adding around 9% to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), the firm said.

SMC’s resources portfolio contains a combination of nuclear, hydro, natural gas, and LNG.


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