What We Do

The Alsons Power Group’s power generation facilities are presently focused on the island of Mindanao where these plants play a key role in providing electricity to fuel Mindanao’s growing population and expanding economy. The group is currently focused on developing renewable energy projects in various places in the Southern Philippines. In the next few years, renewable energy will comprise at least half of the group’s current power portfolio.

Sarangani Energy Corporation

As power shortages began to once again threaten Mindanao in the 2000s, the Alsons Power Group developed the 210-megawatt Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) which began operating in 2016 and helped end the power shortage in the island.

The 210 MW SEC plant in Maasim, Sarangani provides power to around four million people residing in Sarangani Province, General Santos, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Dapitan, Dipolog, Pagadian, Digos, Samal, Butuan, Koronadal, Kidapawan, and other key ares of Mindanao. The US$570 Million SEC plant remains to be the single largest power investment in Sarangani Province and the entire Region XII.

Mapalad Power Corporation

In the early 1990s, massive power outages plagued the entire Mindanao and the rest of the Philippines.  To answer the call for the private sector to help alleviate the power shortage, the Alcantara Group embarked on its first power generation venture with the start of commercial operations of Northern Mindanao Power Corporation in 1993.

This 103-megawatt power plant that started it all for the Alsons Power Group lives on to this day as Mapalad Power Corporation in Iligan City, providing power to key cities of Mindanao.

Southern Philippines Power Corporation

The Southern Philippines Power Corporation’s (SPPC) 55 MW diesel-fired power plant in Alabel, Sarangani Province began operating in 1998.

This diesel-fired power plant in Alabel, Sarangani Province supplied power to the Mindanao grid under an 18-year Energy Conversion Agreement (ECA) with the National Power Corporation.

Western Mindanao Power Corporation

In 1997, Alsons Power Group began operations of the 100-megawatt Western Mindanao Power Corporation (WMPC) diesel plant in Sangali, Zamboanga City. It supplied power to the Mindanao grid from 1997 up to December 2015 under an 18-year Energy Conversion Agreement (ECA) with the National Power Corporation.

Since December of 2015, WMPC has been supplying power directly to the City of Zamboanga under a power sales agreement with the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative, Inc. It is also a supplier of ancillary services to help stabilize the grid in the Zamboanga Peninsula. The WMPC plant remains to be the only major power facility located in the Western Mindanao region.

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Siguil Hydro Power Corporation

The Siguil hydroelectric power plant located at the Siguil River basin in the municipality of Maasim, Sarangani Province. It is the Alsons Power Group’s first foray into the renewable energy sphere. Construction of the Siguil Hydro plant began in the last quarter of 2019 and work has continued despite the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 14.5 megawatt Siguil Hydro plant is expected to begin commercial operations in 2023. When it becomes operational the Siguil Hydro power plant will be a source of clean, reliable, affordable and renewable energy for the people of Mindanao.

The Siguil Hydro plant will be the first of at least eight run of river hydroelectric power plants that Alsons Power plans to develop in Mindanao and other parts of the Southern Philippines in the coming years. This is all in keeping with the Department of Energy’s mandate to ensure that all key areas have access to readily available sources of renewable energy. The ongoing development of the Siguil River hydropower plant and the buildup of our renewable energy portfolio are part of the Alsons Power Group’s steadfast commitment to Power with Care by providing safe, reliable and affordable power to the people of Mindanao and the rest of the Philippines.

Alsons Power’s business development vehicle for new power generation and other power-related projects is Alsons Energy Development Corporation (AEDC).

AEDC is now focused on building up Alsons Power’s renewable energy capacity in the next few years, with around eight run-of-river hydroelectric power facilities in the company’s pipeline. The first of these hydroelectric power plants is the 14.5 MW Siguil Hydro power plant currently under construction in Maasim, Sarangani, which is targeting to begin operations in 2023.

AEDC is currently overseeing the development of the Siayan Hydro Power Project in Zamboanga del Norte and the Bago Hydro Project in Negros Occidental.

Alcantara Group Project Management (AGPM)

Alcantara Group Project Management (AGPM) is the project management unit of Alsons Power and the entire Alcantara Group. AGPM oversees all aspects of engineering , procurement and construction (EPC) of the power plants and other major projects of Alsons Power and the Alcantara Group.

AGPM shepherded the successful completion of both sections of the 210 MW Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) baseload power plant.

 The unit currently undertakes the role of Owner’s Project Management team for the ongoing EPC of the Siguil Hydro Power Plant – exercising project owner’s management and ensuring full compliance of the project’s contractors to the project owner’s requirements. 

AGPM works hand in hand with Alsons Energy Development Corporation (AEDC) in projects still under development such as the Siayan and Bago Hydro plants. Upon turnover from AEDC, as these projects conclude the development phase, they will fall exclusively under AGPM’s purview.

Siayan Hydro Power Project

Alsons Power is developing a combined solar and run-of-river hydroelectric power project in Zamboanga del Norte with a potential combined capacity of up to 37.8 MW. Operating under the Siayan Hydro brand, the project is being developed by the Sindangan Zambo-River Corporation (SZPC). The Siayan Hydro Project aims to provide renewable energy to the people of Zamboanga del Norte and the rest of the Zamboanga Peninsula.

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Bago Hydro Project

The Bago river hydroelectric power plant under development in Negros Occidental has a planned capacity of up to 42 MW. When it becomes operational, the plant is expected to provide renewable power to the people of Bacolod, Bago, Manapla, and other key areas in Negros Occidental. The project is being developed under Alsons Power’s Bago Hydro Resources Corporation.

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