MSpectrum, a unit of Manila Electric Co., Inc. has energized Alphatech Development Corp.’s first solar-powered manufacturing plant in Guiguinto, Bulacan.
Alphatech is expected to save about P3.3 million in energy costs annually from the 856.8 kilowatt-peak (kWp) solar rooftop project, which will generate around 1.12 million kilowatt hours of clean energy every year.
The company will also reduce its carbon footprint by an estimated 802 metric tons, which translates to more than 82,000 trees planted and 3.194 million kilometers of reduced in-vehicle travel per year.
Alphatech is a unit of Plastimer Group of Companies, which is a provider of plastic products and services in the country.
The Plastimer Group is also seeking ways to expand its capabilities to reuse the plastic resin of its products after they reach their useful life. It is also improving the open spaces at its plants by turning them into parks and sanctuaries.
Spectrum COO Patrick Henry T. Panlilio said working in a highly competitive industry requires efficiency to cut down costs and resiliency to survive changes in regulations.
Spectrum offers tailor-fit solutions for industrial, commercial, and residential customers through an in-depth understanding of energy consumption behaviors and strategic partnerships with world-class technology partners.
“We do this by keeping our supply chain efficient and maintaining high standards in parallel with quality control measures for each step of our end-to-end service. We hope that this is just the beginning of a long and fulfilling sustainability journey for Alphatech which we, in Spectrum, would be more than happy to support,” he added.
Alphatech joins the roster of international and local companies that engaged Meralco and Spectrum to advance their sustainability goals through clean energy.
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