The NorthWind Power Development Corporation is spearheading the development and construction of the wind farm, which was fully commissioned by November 2004. The development of the wind farm was a major turning point in tapping the immense potential of renewable power sources in the Philippines.
Following the establishment of the first of the 15 wind turbines that will compose the entire wind farm. The first 70-meter, 1.6-megawatt (MW) wind turbine was erected two weeks ago, paving the way for the establishment of the remaining 14 turbines. It took three days to raise the first wind turbine. The remaining 14 turbines could each be erected in 12 hours, during winds of less than 8 meters per second
The wind farm delivered an average of 72gWh annually for 20 years in Ilocos Norte. This provided a cheaper and cleaner alternative source of power supply while improving the stability and electrical quality of INEC’s system.
The first wind farm in the country and in Southeast Asia is a project of Filipino-Danish consortium Northwind Power Development Corp. Cleaner sources of energy are slowly gaining ground in the Philippines. The development of the wind farm is a major turning point in tapping the immense potential of renewable power sources in this country.
According to WWF