AIR QUALITY MONITORING SYSTEM TURNOVER. Therma Marine, Inc. (TMI), a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower), together with Agata Mining Ventures, Inc. and Philsaga Mining Corporation, recently turned over a Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring System (CAAQMS) to the local government of Cabadbaran City in Agusan del Norte. The project is an initiative under the Adopt-a-CAAQMS program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and its attached agency, the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB). The CAAQMS is used to assess the level of pollutants in the air and enables the EMB to monitor the quality of air in real-time. The Adopt-a-CAAQMS pools resources from private donors to help build more air monitoring facilities across the country, strengthening the DENR’s management capabilities in this area. TMI has been an active contributor to different environmental projects in the region. Through the CAAQMS, TMI reinforces its commitment to complying with environmental standards. Present during the turnover ceremony and inspection of the CAAQMS are (L-R) AAQMS DENR PENR Officer Achilles Anthony C. Ebron, Regional Director EMB III OIC Albert G. Arcamo, Agata Mining Ventures, Inc. MEPEO Head Len Marc Tagud, Cabadbaran City Mayor Judy C. Amante, and AboitizPower FVP-Oil BU Cirilo A. Nanual, Jr.
AboitizPower is the holding company for the Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, distribution, and retail electricity services. It advances business and communities by providing reliable and ample power supply at a reasonable and competitive price, and with the least adverse effects on the environment and host communities.
The company is one of the largest power producers in the Philippines with a balanced portfolio of assets located across the country. It is a major producer of Cleanergy, the company’s brand for clean and renewable energy with several hydroelectric, geothermal, and solar power generation facilities. It also has thermal power plants in its generation portfolio to support the country’s baseload and peak energy demands.
The company also owns distribution utilities that operate in high-growth areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, including the country’s second and third largest private utilities.
AboitizPower, together with its partners, is the Philippines’ largest owner and operator of renewable energy based on installed capacity. In the next 10 years, the company will significantly expand its Cleanergy portfolio, in support of the government’s efforts to promote renewable energy in the country. AboitizPower will build an additional 3,700 MW of renewable energy, growing its existing Cleanergy capacity threefold by 2030.