Real estate developer Eton Properties of the Lucio Tan Group is creating more office spaces that are environment-friendly to optimize the continuous growth of the business process outsourcing industry.
The decision fueled Eton Properties to shift to Cleanergy, AboitizPower’s brand for clean and renewable energy. Eton will be getting 5.2 MW from the MakBan Geothermal Power Plant in Batangas, which is operated and managed by AboitizPower subsidiary AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI), to power the operations of its Cyberpod office buildings at Eton Centris in Quezon City.
The partnership was formalized through a power supply contract signing and Cleanergy marker unveiling last May 10 at The Mini Suites Eton Tower in Makati City.
To date, Eton Properties has two BPO hubs – Centris Cyberpod at Eton Centris, where a fifth BPO-ready building is being built, and Corinthian Cyberpod along Ortigas Avenue.
“BPO operations need uninterruptible, round-the-clock power supply, especially here in the Philippines where majority of BPO companies cater to international customers with different time zones,” said Eton Properties Deputy COO Josefino C. Lucas. “With AboitizPower as our power partner, we are confident that we will continue to deliver on our promise of quality and efficiency in our office developments.”
AboitizPower and its partners have a net sellable capacity of more than 1,200 MW from its renewable energy portfolio of geothermal, hydro, and solar power plants located all over the country. AboitizPower continues to grow its renewable portfolio with the construction of the 69-MW Manolo Fortich run-of-river hydro project in Bukidnon and the 8-MW Maris Canal hydro project in Isabela. Soon, it will commission its first biomass power plant through subsidiary Aseagas in Batangas.