NIA and EESI to Develop Hydrokinetic Power Project on Magat Canals

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 11:00

 

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), represented by Senior Deputy Administrator Abraham B. Bagasin, and EMME Environmental Solutions, Inc. (EESI), represented by Chairman Edgar B. Aglipay, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development of Hydrokinetic Power Project on Magat Canals located in Ramon, Isabela on July 17, 2020 at NIA Administrator’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Building A.

Under the memorandum, EESI has signified its intention to pursue the development of hydropower plant through the installment of hydrokinetic turbines on seven irrigation canals of Magat River Integrated Irrigation System. The undertaking is at no cost to NIA.

The memorandum guaranteed that the conduct of feasibility study and installation of demo units of hydrokinetic turbines in MARIIS irrigation canals, with written authorization from MARIIS officials concerned, will not disrupt the operation and maintenance of MARIIS irrigation canals. The memorandum is effective for a non-extendible period of one year.

The MOU Signing is witnessed by NIA Deputy Administrator for Engineering and Operations (DAEO) Sector C’zar M. Sulaik and EESI General Manager George Piano. Also present during the event were NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance (DAAF) Sector Romeo G. Gan, Department Managers from NIA Central Office, Members of the NIA Steering Committee, Technical Working Group (TWG), and Secretariat for NIA Investment Committee for Irrigation and Renewable Energy Development via videoconferencing.

NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Abraham B. Bagasin (Middle Left) and EESI Chairman Edgar B. Aglipay, together with NIA-DAEO C’zar M. Sulaik (2nd from Left), NIA-DAAF Romeo G. Gan (Outermost Left), and other EESI Executives during the Signing of MOU for the development of Hydrokinetic Power Project on Magat Canals located in Ramon, Isabela on July 17, 2020 at NIA Administrator’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Building A, NIA Central Office

 

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EDEN VICTORIA C. SELVA
Acting Department Manager
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
E-mail: evcselva2000@yahoo.com
Landline: (02) 8921-3741 loc. 113