Petrowind Energy Partners with Lingkod Kapamilya
PetroWind Energy, Inc., a renewable energy company under PetroEnergy Resources Corporation, recently signed an agreement with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc.’s Bantay Kalikasan (BK).
Through BK’s Bantay Langis project, the partnership aims to dispose PWEI’s used oil from its Nabas Wind Farm. The used oil will be recycled by BK's recycling partner, Genetron International Marketing, and its monetary value will be donated to BK to support communities it assists nationwide.
The 36-megawatt Nabas Wind Farm supplies clean and renewable power to the Western Visayas grid.
“The project covers two municipalities, the municipalities of Nabas and Malay, which covers Boracay,” Vanessa Peralta, PERC’s Corporate Communication Manager pointed out.
The MOA signing was headed by (from L-R)Yrel Ventura (PWEI's Environment & Community Relations Manager), Francisco G. Delfin, Jr. (PWEI's Executive Vice President), Angelita Lara (ALKFI's Chief Finance and Services Officer), and Sherwin Hinlo (ALKFI's Team Lead for Environmental Marketing).
“PetroEnergy’s CSR has been at the helm of the company for 20 years already,” Peralta also shared. “When we started operating the geothermal project, we became the stakeholders. We were given the chance to directly communicate with the communities aside from being just the investors. We feel that it is really our responsibility. We cannot really ensure the sustainability of the project if we don’t have a genuine relationship with the community.”
“We have this second partnership with Bantay Kalikasan and the first one (the partnership with Maibarara Geothermal, Inc.) was very successful,” she added. “In the near future, we hope we can extend this partnership to our PetroSolar farm and other renewable energy companies that we may build.”
Petrowind Energy is a subsidiary of PetroGreen Energy Corporation, the renewable energy arm of PetroEnergy Resources Corporation. PGEC also has other subsidiaries for solar energy and geothermal energy which are PetroSolar Corporation and Maibarara Geothermal, Inc. respectively.
ALKFI-BK and PERC started its partnership with the Maibarara Geothermal, Inc. when MGI turned over its used oil to BK, ensuring its proper treatment and recycling.
Meanwhile, a 14-MW expansion of Nabas Wind Farm is already in its pre-development stage.