Renewable energy solutions provider SN Aboitiz Power Magat (SNAP-Magat) continues to deliver on its promise of social responsibility to its host communities in Ifugao, Isabela, and Nueva Vizcaya, through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) fund.
SNAP-Magat signed agreements with local government units in Isabela, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya for projects that address the communities’ immediate health and safety needs. Initiatives include the purchase of barangay motorcycle patrol vehicles for barangay Planas, purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies for barangays Ambatali and Gen. Aguinaldo, in the municipality of Ramon, Isabela; construction of a quarantine facility in barangay Taliktik, Cordon, Isabela; procurement of food packs for around 180 families of barangay Calimag in Alfonso Lista; the purchase of a COVID response vehicle of barangay Hapid in Lamut; a bailer machine project in the municipality of Aguinaldo in Ifugao; and potable water supply projects and public comfort room upgrades in Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya.
Mayor Gaspar Chilagan expressed his gratitude during the MOA signing between SNAP-Magat and the municipality of Aguinaldo, Ifugao. “The bailer machine greatly aids in recycling, thus, maintaining cleanliness and sanitation in our municipality,” the mayor said.
“SNAP stays true to its commitment to making a positive impact, especially in these trying times. We understand and value the needs of our host communities and fully support efforts to improve health and safety as these are also two of our top priorities,” said Engr. Ed Bundalian, SNAP-Magat AVP and Plant Manager.
In compliance with COVID safety protocols, all MOAs were signed at the Magat dam crest, an open-air space overlooking the Magat reservoir.
Since the pandemic last year, SNAP-Magat’s host communities have benefitted from 88 projects totaling Php22 million through the CSR Fund.
About SNAP-Magat: SN Aboitiz Power-Magat (SNAP-Magat) is a joint venture of Scatec and Aboitiz Power Corporation (AP).
Scatec is a leading renewable power producer, delivering affordable and clean energy worldwide. As a long-term player, Scatec develops, builds, owns, and operates solar, wind, and hydro power plants and storage solutions. Scatec has more than 3.5 GW in operation and under construction on four continents and more than 500 employees. The company is targeting 15 GW capacity in operation or under construction by the end of 2025. Scatec is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ‘SCATC’.
AP is the holding company of the Philippines-based 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. SNAP-Magat owns and operates the Magat hydroelectric power plant which has a nameplate capacity of 360 MW and maximum capacity of 388 MW on the border of Isabela and Ifugao; and the 8.5-MW Maris hydro in Isabela. The non-power components such as dams, reservoirs, and spillways are owned, managed, and operated by the government.