The Largest Wind Farm in SE Asia Opens in the Philippines
Choose Philippines | Nov 17, 2014
Photo by April Chiang Rafales, ABS-CBN Regional
Off the northwest tip of Luzon is the Philippines' (and Southeast Asia's) largest electric fans. Standing in front of these can blow you away (literally) and bring you to China or Taiwan, depending on the wind direction.
We're joking, of course.
The Burgos Wind Farm is Ilocos Norte's second wind farm (Bangui being the first) and one of the three wind farms in the Philippines (Mindoro being the third). Now the largest in SEA, it covers 600 hectares and three barangays: Saoit, Poblacion, and Nagsurot.
Featuring 50 units of Vestas V90 3 MW wind turbines, considered as the world's best turbine manufacturer, it has started generating and distributing electricity to the national grid since early November. The turbines produce a maximum of 150 megawatts per day, much larger than the 30 megawatts produced by other wind farms.
(Story and photos by April Chiang Rafales, ABS-CBN Regional.)
Where on Earth is the Burgos Wind Farm?
The new farm stands next to the famous Bangui Windmills, a single row of wind turbines along a nine-kilometer shoreline off Bangui Bay.