Hydro Power for 1,000 Albay Fisherfolk

by Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya (SIBAT), Inc.


This project will rebuild a typhoon-damaged microhydro power plant to provide lighting and improve the livelihood of poor households on the Rapu-rapu island in Albay.
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The 30 kW Binosawan microhydro project in Rapu-rapu island in Albay, Philippines was damaged by 2 supertyphoons - Milenyo and Reming last 2006, rendering it non-operational. Again, the 148 poor fishing households in Rapu-rapu had to resort to buying expensive batteries/diesel/oil for their energy needs - i.e., lighting and block ice for cold storage/preservation of their fish products. Large scale mining activities further exacerbates poverty conditions and adverse climate change impacts.


The project will provide a clean, affordable, accessible, and renewable energy supply for the 22 fishing villages in Rapu-rapu island.

Long-Term Impact

This project will improve the lives of households in the fishing villages, and support economic opportunities such as ice storage for fish, rice milling, copra drying and abaca stripping.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya (SIBAT), Inc.

Location: Quezon City, Metro Manila - Philippines
Website: http:/​/​sibat-inc.org
Project Leader:
Sansen Maglinte
Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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