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SNAP-Magat supports school solar roof project in Isabela town

SN Aboitiz Power-Magat (SNAP-Magat) turns over and switches on rooftop solar panels with a capacity of 3.3 kilowatts to Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo National High School in Ramon, Isabela on February 21, 2024. The project is a collaboration between the school’s General Parent-Teacher-Community Association and SNAP-Magat volunteers. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

RAMON, Isabela (March 7, 2024)—SN Aboitiz Power-Magat (SNAP-Magat) turned over and switched on rooftop solar panels with a capacity of 3.3 kilowatts to the Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo National High School (GEANHS) in Ramon, Isabela on February 21, 2024.

SNAP Magat said the project was a collaboration between the school’s General Parent-Teacher-Community Association (GPTCA) and SNAP-Magat volunteers.

Daryl Homer Ramos, SNAP-Magat assistant vice president and plant manager, said the donation could save the school around P5,000 per month from electric consumption, directing potential savings toward supporting the school’s 800 staff and students combined.

“By supporting our communities and promoting sustainable practices, we remain true to our mission to energize a sustainable future,” Ramos said adding that GEANHS is one of the biggest public schools in Ramon town.

He said both school management and students can now be relieved of concerns regarding power outages with power from a renewable and sustainable source to supplement their electricity requirements.

The GPTCA purchased solar batteries and inverters while SNAP-Magat volunteers have committed to providing installation and maintenance support to ensure the optimal functioning of the solar panels.

Ramos said this initiative not only underscores SNAP-Magat and GEANHS dedication to sustainable development but also aligns with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly in supporting goals related to quality education and affordable, clean energy.

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SNAP-Magat owns and operates the Magat hydroelectric power plant which has a nameplate capacity of 360 megawatts (MW) and a maximum capacity of 388 MW on the border of Isabela and Ifugao; and the 8.5-MW Maris hydro in Isabela.

The non-power components such as dams, reservoirs, and spillways are owned, managed, and operated by the government.

SNAP-Magat is a joint venture between Scatec, a leading renewable energy solutions provider accelerating access to reliable and affordable clean energy in emerging markets, and Aboitiz Power (AP) Corporation.

AP is the holding company of the Philippines-based Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, distribution, and retail electricity services. LEANDER C. DOMINGO