Bangui Wind Farm is a wind farm in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The wind farm uses 20 units of 70-metre (230 ft) high Vestas V82 1.65 MW wind turbines, arranged on a single row stretching along a nine-kilometer shoreline off Bangui Bay, facing the South China Sea. These wind turbine systems are arranged in a single row that stretches in the 9 kilometer shoreline of the Bangui Bay which faces the South China Sea.
In the 1990’s, former Governor Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. was strong to conform on pursuing the development of a power plant in the town of Bangui because of poor power supply despite it is powered by NAPOCOR (National Power Corporation).
The region is most prone to power shortages because Ilocos Norte is situated at the end of the power grid line coming from Bauang, La Union, another province away from Ilocos. That is why by 1996, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) conducted an energy analysis of wind resource and mapping study.
Based on the findings on the study conducted, it concluded that there are various areas in the Philippines that are amenable for wind power and that include Bangui and Burgos. Thus, this leads to the establishment of wind farm project. A Danish power firm, the NorthWind Power Development Corp. had supplied the power wind turbines which is similar to what has been in Denmark.
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