Energies PH Partners with Inyanga Marine Energy for Tidal Power Project in Philippines

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Energies PH, Inc, in collaboration with its affiliate San Bernardino Ocean Power Corporation, has inked a deal with Inyanga Marine Energy Group to construct Southeast Asia’s inaugural tidal power generation facility.

The chosen location is the secluded Capul Island in Northern Samar, Philippines, situated along the renowned San Bernardino Strait, celebrated for its powerful marine currents.

Inyanga Marine Energy Group has been awarded the contract for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction of the 1MW project, set to launch in late 2025, utilizing their cutting-edge HydroWing tidal stream technology.

The HydroWing tidal stream turbines will integrate with Capul Island’s electrical network, replacing the current 750 kW diesel power plant. The initial phase of the project involves establishing a 1MW tidal power plant connected to a microgrid network, synergizing with Solar PV and energy storage. This innovative approach aims to provide a reliable, sustainable, and economically competitive alternative to conventional fossil-based power generation.

Antonio Ver, Co-Chairman and CEO of Energies PH, expressed the company’s vision, stating, “As we embark on this pioneering tidal power plant for the Philippines, our vision is to replicate this in several off-grid sites all over the country to provide electricity in the hinterlands.” Ver emphasized the transformative impact on local communities, enabling better access to education, health services, and livelihood opportunities.

Richard Parkinson, CEO of Inyanga Marine Energy Group, echoed the sentiment, noting, “Tidal stream energy is the most predictable and reliable form of renewable energy. Our HydroWing technology is at the cutting edge of innovation and provides a cost-effective solution to harvesting the power of the ocean’s tides.”

Jean-Christophe Allo, Commercial Manager at Inyanga, highlighted the project’s significance for Capul, stating, “This exciting project will create a step change for the remote community on Capul. It will bring tidal energy to the region of Southeast Asia for the first time.” Allo emphasized that the incorporation of an onshore storage facility will ensure a continuous 24/7 power supply, addressing the current energy challenges faced by Capul.

Looking ahead, San Bernardino Ocean Power Corporation plans additional tidal power generation sites in San Antonio Island, Northern Samar, and Calintaan Island in Matnog, Sorsogon, as part of their commitment to expanding sustainable energy solutions in the Philippines.

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