Plants / Factories Category

Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

July 28, 2013

Arguably the Philippines’ biggest white elephant, the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (Wikipedia) cost the country 2.3 billion U.S. dollars to construct, and remains unused to this day. This power plant was conceived by former President Marcos in response to the 1973 oil crisis and construction started in 1976 in Morong,... (read more)

Mak-Ban Geothermal Power Plant

February 28, 2011

I’ve already featured one geothermal power plant before and that is the one at Tiwi, Albay. Well, if you want to visit a geothermal power plant and you find Albay too far, the nearest one to Metro Manila is the Mak-Ban Geothermal Power Plant located primarily in Bay, Laguna and... (read more)

Bangui Windmills

June 20, 2010

Europeans are sick and tired of seeing windmills but in the Philippines where these tall, sleek, and white towers of power and beauty are still a novelty, the Bangui windmills are a veritable tourist spot in this otherwise unremarkable Ilocos Norte town. Operated by the NorthWind Power Development Corporation (NWPDC),... (read more)

Tiwi Geothermal Power Plant

March 29, 2009

We’ve already seen a wind power plant, a hydroelectric power plant (though indirectly), a coal-fired power plant, a natural gas power plant, and a solar power plant, so let’s add one more type of electricity-generating facility by introducing the Tiwi Geothermal Power Plant in Tiwi, Albay on the northeastern flanks... (read more)

Ilijan Power Plant

September 4, 2008

Did you know that the Ilijan Power Plant in Batangas City is the largest electricity-generating facility in the Philippines that uses domestic fuel? The power plant uses natural gas sourced from the Camago-Malampaya gas field located 80 kilometers from Palawan. The natural gas that is extracted is processed offshore near... (read more)

Mahatao, Batanes Wind Farm

February 9, 2008

The picturesque—and very popular—windmills of Bangui, Ilocos Norte still don’t have high-resolution satellite imagery in Google Maps yet (Update, June 2010: they are now visible in Google Maps), but the first wind farm of Southeast Asia, which can be found in the northernmost province of Batanes, does. Like the CEPALCO... (read more)

CEPALCO 1-MW Photovoltaic Power Plant

July 16, 2007

Here’s something about the Philippines to be proud of. Did you know that the Philippines has the largest solar power plant in Southeast Asia? Can you guess where it is? It’s in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental! The CEPALCO 1-MW Photovoltaic Power Plant is owned and operated by the... (read more)

Intel Philippines, Cavite Plant

July 7, 2007

Intel is arguably the most high-tech company to invest in the Philippines. Their main operations in the country is located at their manufacturing plant in General Trias, Cavite where they manufacture and test their microprocessors and flash memory. (I’m not sure if this is where some of their Core 2... (read more)

Sual Power Plant

March 22, 2006

Located in Sual, Pangasinan is the 1,200-MW coal-fired Sual Power Plant along Lingayen Gulf. This power plant is majority-owned by Mirant Philippines and is the country’s largest coal-fired power plant. You can see the plant’s tall smokestack when you’re driving along northern Pangasinan towards Alaminos City (Hundred Islands) or Bolinao. If... (read more)