Fifteen of these towering giants started operating in 2005, harnessing the strong wind coming in from South China sea. Each towers is 70 meters tall with 41-meter blades that drive a turbine with a 1.65 mega-watt generating capacity. The farm can generate a maximum of 24.75 mega watts of clean energy.
The wind farm, which is being operated by Northwind Power and Development Corporation (a joint venture between Filipino and Danish businessmen), is the first and the largest wind farm in South East Asia.
The initial set of 15 windmills was augmented to include 5 more. The additional turbines will increase the maximum generating capacity of the wind farm to 33 mega watts.
The wind farm may not be generating substantial energy (yet) on a national scale (only 0.25% of the National Grid) but it represents the country's willingness to look for a more environmentally friendly source of energy, one that is also sustainable and renewable.
The Philippines, with its 36289 km total coastline length, has a huge potential when it comes to wind power. Following the success in Bangui, more sites are now being studied for possible commercial wind farming applications.