Dualtech Students visit Aboitiz’s Cleanergy Center
Cleanergy , geothermal and hydroelectric power generation, clean and renewable energy.
Some Learning Facilitators and students of Dualtech Center went to an educational trip to the geothermal power plant of Aboitiz Power. Aboitiz Power is the holding company for the Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, power distribution, and retail electricity services.
Dualtech’s delegation was gathered in a facility called Cleanergy Center. At the center there were displays and interactive scale models of different types of Power Plants.
Cleanergy’s Ms. Kimberlyn Terbio fondly called “Ate Kim” oriented the group about the company’s history. She further explained the process in making electricity using steam that comes from beneath the earth. She explained the different uses and purposes of each facility that helps them produce electricity all over the Philippines. After the orientation and some tips, the Dualtech group was toured around the various divisions of the plant. Two Engineers welcomed the group in the control room and discussed about the equipment that they are using.
Following the tour, the group converged again in the Cleanergy facility to study the interactive scale models and to take some pictures with the displays. Ate Kim asked one of the Learning Facilitators on how the tour will help his classes in Electrical. Mr. Eduardo Rosella answered “Ang lahat ng mga exhibit ay may kinalaman talaga sa electrical. Sa tulong nito ay maipapakita natin ang ibat-ibang konsepto sa electrical at makadadagdag din ito ng kaalaman sa ating mga estudyante. With regard to safety, nakita ko sa planta na mahigpit sila about safety at pinahahalagahan nila ito. Siguro mas ipapamulat ko sa mga estudyante ko na ang safety ay hindi biro, in fact pag nakaligtaan ito, posibleng magdulot ito ng malaking problema sa workshop o sa kumpanya. Nagpapasalamat ako sapagkat ng dahil sa tour na ito ay mas nadagdagan ang aking kamalayan”.
John Michael Noriega, one of the scholars said “Ang nalaman ko po ay ang proseso ng planta na gumagawa ng kuryente. Karamihan dito ay gumagamit ng turbina upang i-convert ang steam, water, air etc. to electricity”.
“Hindi ko inakala na sa sandaling oras ng tour ay marami na palang natutunan ang mga trainees. Sa una akala mo mahiyain silang lahat pero enthusiastic sila kung sumagot. Gaya nga ng sinabi ni Sir Rosella, sa appearances palang nila ay makikita mo na ang mga itinuturo ng Dualtech sa kanila.” quoted by Ms. Kim after the interview. Dualtech group expressed their gratitude to Ms. Kim especially Aboitiz Power in giving opportunity and time to tour Dualtech scholars and staff.
Aboitiz Power is one of the largest power producers in the Philippines with a balanced mix portfolio of assets located across the country. “Cleanergy” is its brand for clean and renewable energy. Aboitiz Power has several hydroelectric and geothermal power generation facilities. The company also owns distribution utilities that operate in high-growth areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Aboitiz Power owns the second and third largest private power generating utilities in the country.