PILILLA WIND farm IN RIZAL: Windmills Near Manila

The humming of the vehicle engine was just about to lull us to sleep when I found a huge white fan sticking out in the distance. all of a sudden, everybody was alive, scanning the horizon, viewing out for more.

If I didn’t understand precisely where we were at the moment, I would quickly presume we had reached Bangui in Ilocos Norte. however we were just driving for over an hour from Paete, Laguna, making our method back to Manila. as well as this location isn’t along the shores of Ilocandia however in the highlands of Rizal. outside Ilocos Norte, it is the very first of its kind in Luzon.

Located in the humble barangay of Halayhayin in Pililla, to be much more precise, the Rizal Wind farm is the newest addition to the growing listing of tourism hotspots within close proximity of the capital, just two hours away. According to Alternergy Wind One Corp, the business that leads the operations of the farm, Pililla is an perfect setting for a wind farm since “it is part of a natural wind corridor produced by the distinct geographical features surrounding the lake.”

A lane of 27 wind turbines stand atop sloping hills at 300 meters above sea level, towering over Laguna de Bay as well as standing along the NW-SE line to catch the Amihan from October to March, whose speeds can reach 36km/hour. Each turbine can create 2MW. The entire farm is estimated to be able to produce practically 150 Gigawatt hours of electrical power every year.

Rizal Wind Farm
Rizal Wind Farm
Rizal Wind Farm
A 2015 Inquirer short article reports that this $100-million job was developed to supplement energy supply in Rizal as well as Metro Manila, the country’s largest electrical power demand area.

“This implies the electrical power produced by this wind farm only needs to travel a short distance to be consumed, ensuring all the electrical power produced right here will be utilized without grid restriction or transmission loss,” Alternergy adds.

There were a lots cars occupying the car parking great deal when we arrived, so it isn’t precisely a trick anymore, however numerous of them just made a stop right here on the method to or from the capital. other than gawking at the humongous fans as well as discovering much more about renewable energy, there isn’t much to do here. however if you’re touring parts of Rizal or Laguna, a stop right here can be a refreshing addition to your itinerary. We went to at midday as well as couldn’t stay any type of longer for numerous reasons, however if you can, stay up until sunset, when the golden rays of the sun make its method with the windmills.

How to get to Rizal Wind farm in Pililla:

By personal transportation (Driving Directions)

If you’re coming from EDSA, drive to Manile east road with the towns of Taytay, Angono, Binangonan, Cardona, Morong, Baras as well as Tanay.

Stay on Manila east road up until you make it past vacation home Lorenza resort (should be on your left). At the fork, turn left (the other road is Pililla-Jala-Jala-Pakil Road).

Keep driving up until you reach one more fork. The entrance ought to be on your left. You’ll understand you’re there when you see a car parking lot.

By Public Transportation

From Starmall Mandaluyong (opposite Shangri-la Plaza/Megamall on the other side of EDSA) or Araneta center in Cubao, Quezon City, take a van or FX to Tanay Public Market in Sampaloc. (Fare: PHP 70)

At the market, take a tricycle to Pililla Wind Farm. (Fare: PhP 300 per way.) Make sure you work out for a roundtrip cost.

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