Eton taps Aboitiz for power supply

MANILA, Philippines – Eton Properties of the Lucio Tan Group tapped Aboitiz Power Corporation to supply 5.2 megawatts (MW) to power the operations of its Cyberpod office buildings at Eton Centris in Quezon City.

Aboitiz Power subsidiary AP Renewables Incorporated (APRI) signed a power supply agreement with Eton Properties last month.

Under the agreement, Eton Properties will be sourcing 5.2 MW from the MakBan Geothermal Power Plant in Batangas, which is operated and managed by APRI.

"BPO operations need uninterruptible, round-the-clock power supply, especially here in the Philippines where majority of BPO companies cater to international customers with different time zones," said Eton Properties deputy chief operating officer Josefino Lucas in a statement.

"With Aboitiz Power as our power partner, we are confident that we will continue to deliver on our promise of quality and efficiency in our office developments," he added.

The real estate developer is creating more office spaces that are environment-friendly to optimize the continuous growth of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry.

To date, Eton Properties has two BPO hubs – Centris Cyberpod at Eton Centris, where a 5th BPO-ready building is being built, and Corinthian Cyberpod along Ortigas Avenue.

Aboitiz Power and its partners have a net sellable capacity of more than 1,200 MW from its renewable energy portfolio of geothermal, hydro, and solar power plants located all over the country.

Aboitiz Power continues to grow its renewable portfolio with the construction of the 69-MW Manolo Fortich run-of-river hydro project in Bukidnon and the 8-MW Maris Canal hydro project in Isabela.

Soon, it will commission its first biomass power plant through subsidiary Aseagas in Batangas. –