Lake Mainit – Hydro – Philippines
Lake Mainit is a 25MW hydroelectric project located in the Philippines, Jabonga Municipality, Agusan del Norte Province in Mindanao Island. Berkeley Energy, through its portfolio company Agusan Power Corporation developed the project since 2011 and it is in the final stages of construction.
The project, which has no weir, dam or other construction has significant environmental and social benefits.It composes the intake structure, tunnel, power house, penstock, surge tank, tailrace structure, turbines and generator. Among other initiatives the project is responsible for flood mitigations schemes, the planting of a coral garden in the sea adjacent to the project, an indigenous hardwood Nara planting programme which has so far planted over 100,000 trees employing people from the Mamanwa tribe and more than 70% of its employees are from the host community.