Dupinga Mini Hydropower Plant answers the increasing energy demand in Central Luzon

It is beyond doubt that energy needs are increasing over time; not just in the Philippines but all throughout the world. On the other hand, Earth’s fossil energy resources are depleting fast enough to cause energy shortages in various places. These are compound issues which require skill from experienced specialists and multidisciplinary comprehensive solutions. These are some of the reasons why it is a necessity to look for alternative energy sources.

Dupinga Mini Hydropower Plant will surely contribute in finding a solution to such energy shortage problem. In addition, it is proven that hydropower plants produce a number of side benefits such as flood control, irrigation and water supply. As hydropower is fueled by water, it is a clean fuel source, meaning it cannot pollute the air as can power plants that burn fossil fuels, such as coal or natural gas. Hydroelectric power is a domestic source of energy, allowing each region or province to produce their own energy without being reliant on international fuel sources.

PTS’ engineers provided complete and complex solutions for the development of the Dupinga Mini Hydropower Plant. We explored all technical and commercial options in favor of realizing the project and on that background, has been appointed the Owner’s Engineer in its realization.

The project started in 2013 and is still ongoing at the moment. PTS performed numerous services for this project including the revalidation & evaluation of original hydrology study for Dupinga River, evaluation of the conceptual design, value engineering, detailed engineering design (DED), tender preparation & evaluation of construction, construction supervision, schedule & finance management of contractor’s works, supply & installation contracts, and testing & commissioning.

”After assessment of the available documents from LTA’s point of view, the Revised Design of the Dupinga HPP is state-of-the-art design for small hydropower..”

– DR. MARTIN BIERI,
LENDER’S TECHNICAL ADVISER, PÖYRY