Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda and several mayors tour Ewha Power Corp’s solar power plant. in Jeollanam Province, South Korea, to find alternative power sources at a lower cost. Lee Nam, CEO of Ewha, demonstrates the facility’s storage and harvesting technologies.
Ewha Power Corporation gave Pampanga Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda a tour of its solar power plant in South Korea’s Jeollanam province last Friday.
The governor is looking at ways to help consumers pay less for electricity.
Pineda’s visit to the solar power plant came after the governments of the two provinces launched a friendship and cooperation program that included trade, agriculture, technology, culture, tourism and employment.
Lee Nam, Ewha’s Chief Executive Officer, demonstrated the company’s solar energy equipment, storage and harvesting technologies.
Pineda said he included the visit to the solar power plant in his itinerary to explore power generation technologies and alternatives as electricity prices soared in the province.
Ewha reported that its innovative power storage allows users to top up power and use it when needed, such as during power outages or during the night.
Their system is said to be more durable and capable of surviving long periods of time without major maintenance compared to solar panel systems currently available in the Philippines.
Current electricity prices in South Korea range from 3.2 to 4.8 pesetas per kilowatt-hour (kWh), which is said to be far cheaper than current rates in Pampanga, which range from 12 to 18 pesetas kWh, depending on location and provider.
Ewha said solar harvesting systems in Pampanga can help increase supply.
It added that the use of solar energy is also a key strategy to combat climate change as it encourages alternatives with lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Pineda and Lee will have follow-up discussions examining the compatibility of Ewha’s system in Pampanga.
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