Renewable energy solutions provider SN Aboitiz Power-Magat (SNAP-Magat) joined the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in raising awareness about the importance of wetlands for our planet and for people.
Dubbed as “It’s Time for Wetlands Restoration,” it emphasizes the need to prioritize and promote actions to reverse its loss noting that wetlands are vital ecosystems that protect and support life on the planet.
In commemoration of World Wetlands Day, about 70 volunteers from SNAP-Magat, local government units (LGU) of Ramon, Isabela, National Irrigation Administration-Magat River Integrated Irrigation System (NIA-MARIIS), Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) San Isidro, Isabela, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) Ramon, Isabela, and student volunteers teamed up with the DENR for a tree planting and clean-up drive at the riverbanks of Maris reservoir on February 2, 2023.
During the activity, CENRO Edmund Malupeng emphasized the importance of stakeholders’ collaborative efforts in order to achieve this goal. Planting trees contributes to the restoration of wetlands by reversing the rapid destruction of wetlands caused by human activity and climate change.
This annual activity signifies an important part of SNAP’s mission is to keep its host communities and the environment clean and safe for a more sustainable future.
World Wetlands Day, which is celebrated annually on February 2, seeks to raise awareness around the world about the importance of wetlands in the preservation of the planet. #
SN Aboitiz Power-Magat (SNAP-Magat) is a joint venture of Scatec and Aboitiz Power Corporation (AP).
Scatec is a leading renewable energy solutions provider, accelerating access to reliable and affordable clean energy in emerging markets. As a long-term player, they develop, build, own and operate renewable energy plants, with 4.6 GW in operation and under construction across four continents today. They are committed to growing their renewable energy capacity, delivered by their 700 passionate employees and partners who are driven by a common vision of ‘Improving our Future’. Scatec is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ‘SCATC’.
AP is the holding company of the Philippines-based Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, distribution, and retail electricity services. It advances business and communities by providing reliable and ample power supply at a reasonable and competitive price, and with the least adverse effects on the environment and host communities. SNAP-Magat owns and operates the Magat hydroelectric power plant which has a nameplate capacity of 360 MW and maximum capacity of 388 MW on the border of Isabela and Ifugao; and the 8.5-MW Maris hydro in Isabela. The non-power components such as dams, reservoirs, and spillways are owned, managed, and operated by the government.