Taiwanese investor eyes MisOr for renewable energy project

Pamela Jay F. Orias

A TAIWANESE investor is keen on investing in a renewable energy project in Misamis Oriental, Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano said.

Emano said the Provincial Government is seeking a 2,000-hectare lot within the province where a renewable energy project will be put up by a Taiwanese investor.

Emano are urging landowners to visit his office for those who are interested in selling at least 2,000 hectares of land to a private firm which intends to put up a solar-powered energy generating facility in Misamis Oriental.

Misamis Oriental was eyed as a good area for renewable energy farms, such as several hydroelectric and solar power plants in its different municipalities.

Emano, a governor since 2013, is keen in putting up renewable energy sources in the province to address future power shortages that would not harm the environment.

The 2,000-hectare land will set up 5,000 solar panels to make up 200 megawatts energy as proposed by the investor, said Emano.

The 2,000 megawatt power can cater the total power consumption of the province.

Emano said that the proposed renewable energy will not only provide secure power source to the entire Misamis Oriental but also provide employment to the community where the future power plant would be installed.

Emano assured that the residents will be prioritized for the job opportunities which will be made out of the project, including maintaining the facilities.