June 15, 2024

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Advanced design, execution tools drive progress in Prime Infra’s solar plants

By Maroe T. Genosa

Workers install PV modules at the Tanauan Solar Power Plant of Solar Tanauan Corporation in
Batangas. Solar Tanauan is asubsidiary of Prime Infra, a leading and fast-growing developer and
operator of critical infrastructure with assets in the water,sustainable energy, and waste
management sectors.

SOLAR Tanauan Corporation’s progress in building solar power plants in Batangas and Cavite is thanks to innovative project tools and strategies. This company, a part of Prime Infrastructure Capital Inc., a leader in critical infrastructure development, is making strides in sustainable energy.

Working closely with government officials, suppliers, consultants, and contractors, Prime Infra and Solar Tanauan recently celebrated the project’s progress, which began in April 2023.

Prime Infra’s CEO, Guillaume Lucci, expressed pride in their cutting-edge approach to solar power projects in the Philippines. This celebration underlines their commitment to pioneering eco-friendly energy solutions.

Solar Tanauan uses advanced technologies like digital twin, drone monitoring, and quality control 24/7, both at the factory and on-site. They’ve streamlined procurement and construction phases with Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and smart risk management tools.

Lucci highlighted the importance of collaboration with government and local communities in achieving their goals, involving not only the developer but also partners and suppliers.

The event on September 19 saw the presence of influential figures such as Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, Batangas Rep. Ma. Theresa Collantes, and Tanauan Mayor Sonny Collantes. They shared their hopes for a brighter, more sustainable future powered by solar energy.

Solar Tanauan’s project partners, including Meralco, PowerChina, and Canadian Solar Inc., were also in attendance.

The Tanauan and Maragondon solar power plants are set to generate up to 140 megawatts, enough to power over 84,000 households and reduce coal consumption by over 100,000 tons annually.