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January 13, 2022

Bakun AC, Philippines

By Carmen

Bakun AC is a 75.4MW hydro power project. It is located on Bakun river/basin in Ilocos, Philippines. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1997 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2001.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 75.4 75.4 Active Ilocos, Philippines Luzon Hydro


The project was developed by Luzon Hydro and is currently owned by Aboitiz Power with a stake of 100%.

Bakun AC is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project is 500m. The penstock length is 2,000m. The penstock diameter is 2.5m. The project generated 216 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $150m.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines.

The project has 2 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 44 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1997 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2001.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to National Power under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years from 2001. The contracted capacity is 70MW.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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