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Nestlé Philippines, Inc. is using renewable energy to power the operations of its manufacturing facility in Lipa, Batangas.

Starting February this year, the Nestlé factory has switched to using Cleanergy from the MakBan Geothermal Power Plant, operated and managed by AboitizPower subsidiary, AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI).

In a ceremonial unveiling of the Cleanergy marker on May 3, 2017 at Aruga Hotel in  Rockwell Center in Makati City, APRI President & COO Felino M. Bernardo thanked Nestlé Philippines for sharing AboitizPower’s commitment to clean and renewable energy.

“We value our partnership with Nestle as we share the same passion to do better than the ordinary to provide our customers with quality products and services,” Bernardo said. He also added that both Nestlé Philippines and AboitizPower strive to operate business responsibly and ensure that their practices are environment-friendly.

Antonio R. Moraza, President and COO of AboitizPower, said that AboitizPower's balanced mix portfolio guarantees that consumers have reliable, ample and reasonably priced power for their needs. “With the portfolio that we have and our commitment to sustained growth, we believe that Nestlé and all our other customers can be served well,” Moraza said.  The company is continuously building up its renewable energy portfolio to serve more companies aiming to reduce their carbon footprint and become more sustainable. Last April 27, the company celebrated the successful restoration of its 6-MW binary plant at the MakBan facility. The binary plant maximizes the excess steam from the primary power plant to produce additional capacity of clean and renewable energy.

Nestlé Philippines Technical Director Peter Winter thanked AboitizPower for making it possible for Nestlé to use renewable energy to fuel its Lipa Factory operations.  Mr. Winter said, “The partnership between Aboitiz and Nestlé Philippines is testament to the shared commitment of both companies to continually look for better and sustainable solutions to reduce their carbon footprint and protect the environment in a more sustainable manner.”