PLDT Inc. (PLDT) has fortified its move to help mitigate the effects of climate change with the completion of photovoltaic (PV) panel installation at its La Paz office in Iloilo City.
More than 140 PV panels were installed on the rooftop of PLDT La Paz office which will generate around 78,500 kilowatt hours (kWh) of solar power equivalent to a reduction of around 56 tons of carbon dioxide per year.
PLDT La Paz is one of the integrated telco’s main offices in Panay Island and houses a sales and service center, PLDT and Smart network offices, as well as Enterprise sales.
The Iloilo site is the second location to be installed with solar power technology to augment energy drawn from the commercial grid.
PLDT partnered with Spectrum, the renewable energy arm of the Meralco group, for this undertaking.
Three more PLDT sites in the Visayas region will be solarized: Cebu Jones, Roxas, and Bacolod offices.
In total, about 20 sites nationwide are being considered for solar panel deployment as part of the PLDT group’s decarbonization roadmap.
“This project bolsters PLDT’s efforts in the global fight against climate change. Conscious of our impact on the environment, we are always on the lookout for sustainable practices that will help us further reduce our carbon footprint,” said Henrey Donguines, PLDT Property and Facilities Management Executive and Project Manager of the Solar Rooftop Project.
Under PLDT president and CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio’s leadership, the Group has developed a decarbonization plan which aims to reduce its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 percent by 2030.
These projects highlight PLDT’s efforts in helping the country achieve its commitment under the Paris Agreement and to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals particularly UN SDG 7 on affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.