Thursday, March 09, 2006

Escudero Hydroelectric Power Plant

I saw the Escudero Hydroelectric Power Plant at Villa Escudero last week. Originally it generated power for the Escudero coconut plantation in Tayabas province. It is the first hydroelectric plant in the Philippines. Although no longer in use, it is very well-preserved. (Architect Augusto F. Villalon)

Photo above: original hydroelectric power generating equipment; below: dam for generating hydroelectric power and the power plant built in 1937.

6 comments:

Urbano dela Cruz said...

you should check out the Balara Filtration Plants

ivanhenares said...

Hi there! Would you have any available photos? You might want to contribute one together with a short description. Thanks!

Alessandro said...

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Anonymous said...

Nope. Palakpakin, Balugbog, and Kalibato are among the first power plants (1933-1938). Caliraya was also claimed as the first.

ref:
http://www.jcmiras.net/surge/p77.htm

Anonymous said...

hi im Robby Mangonon, I'm a fifth year student having a thesis, thus any sites mentioning history about Hydropower plant? I mean how the filipino end up using this kind of energy source from the past? I'll wait for any reply.. thanks..

jozen cantal said...

hi, im jozen cantal, student from de la salle lipa, im just wondering if it is alright to have a fieldtrip or plnat visit here, we just need it for our course. i hope i'll receive a reply very soon, thank you

by the way, here's my email address: jamcjr_2_1992@yahoo.com