AboitizPower is set to triple the combined capacity of its Bineng hydro power plant facilities to up to 19MW by 2019 after receiving the approval of the municipal council of La Trinidad, Benguet.

The Bineng Combined Hydropower Project, to be carried out by AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor, will increase the capacity of the three Bineng plants from the current 5.48MW to 19MW.

Hedcor and the local government unit of La Trinidad signed the Memorandum of Agreement on June 27 to cover the project and the benefits for the locality.

Since its entry in Benguet in 1986, Hedcor has sustained its growth momentum. Starting from the rehabilitation of four hydroelectric power plants owned by the City of Baguio, the company later on constructed its own generation facilities in the municipalities of La Trinidad, Sablan, Tuba, Bakun, and Itogon.

Mayor Romeo Salda of La Trinidad welcomed the project. “We are positive that this development will have great impact on the municipality’s growth. The local government will play an active role in making this project a success,” he said.