PetroGreen’s solar power plant breaks ground in Bohol

By Helen Castaño | 12:10 PM September 17, 2022

PetroGreen Energy Corporation (PGEC), the renewable holding unit of publicly-listed PetroEnergy Resources Corporation, is accelerating its 27-megawatt (MW) solar power project in Barangay San Vicente in Dagohoy town following a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

The Dagohoy power project is PGEC’s another solar venture after its Bugallon solar project in Pangasinan with a peak capacity of 25 MW.

“Hindi kami nagkamali sa pagpili sa Bohol, Marahil tadhana talaga na mai-launch ang project na ito,” said Francisco Delfin, Jr., Vice President and chief operating officer of PGEC.

Dagohoy Mayor Germinio “Hermie” C. Relampagos said he was supportive of the project.

“More than 100% supportive of this project,” he said.

Gov. Aris Aumentado said the solar project was a welcome addition to the efforts of bringing light to the Boholano people.

“Having enough inland sources of energy is what we dream of, and this is one way we can attain this. We consider power as one of the “pillars of development” of this administration, so we take great strides in ensuring that we can offer prospective investors enough amount of energy to sustain their operations and ensure that each Boholano can enjoy the benefits of electricity in each home, schools, commercial establishments, and recreation areas,” Aumentado said in his speech.

He added the project was very much aligned with the vision of a “Green Bohol”, in which progress and environmental sustainability go hand in hand.

“We believe that development can be achieved without sacrificing the delicate balance that we have with nature.
As you proceed with this project, I hope that this is just the start of our collaboration of bringing better lives to the Boholanos. The Provincial Government is always ready to support you in any Way we can,” Aumentado added.

Present during the event were Vice Mayor Roel Lagroma, Barangay Captain Renato Saguing, PGEC president Milagros Reyes, and PGEC Assistant VP for Operations Maria Victoria Olivar.

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