CLARK FREEPORT NLEX Corporation installed solar power in 36 more toll plazas along its expressways.

The company is equipping 21 NLEX toll plazas and 15 SCTEX toll plazas with monocrystalline solar panels, which will collect sunlight and convert it into electricity through photovoltaic cells or solar cells.

The toll plazas with new solar power include Mindanao , Karuhatan, Paso de Blas, Marilao, Ciudad de Victoria/Philippine Arena, Bocaue, Tambubong, Balagtas, Tabang, Sta.Rita, Pulilan, San Simon, San Fernando, Dau, Sta. Ines, Mabiga, Dolores, Clark South, Clark North, Porac, Floridablanca, Dinalupihan, Tipo, SFEX, Concepcion, San Miguel, Hacienda Luisita, and Tarlac.

“Part of our strategic priorities is to continue incorporating renewable energy in our operations. This way, we can drive operational efficiency while being environmentally responsible and creating positive impact for our stakeholders,” NLEX Corporation President and General Manager J. Luigi L. Bautista said.

The solar power project is expected to be completed within this year.

It is aimed to reduce carbon emissions and contribute to cleaner air along the expressway as well as improve energy efficiency.

The project is estimated to produce 22,762 kWh of electricity per month at NLEX and 13,961 kWh of electricity per month at SCTEX.

The new solar powered toll plazas augment the existing expressway areas such as Balintawak Barrier, Bocaue Barrier, Mexico Toll Plaza, Angeles Toll Plaza, San Fernando Southbound Toll Plaza, and Karuhatan Interchange Toll Plaza, and Meycauayan Southbound Toll Plaza.

NLEX has been encouraging green practices and complying with environmental responsibilities as an ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) certified company.

The company has since incorporated sustainable energy through solar-powered closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and roadway lighting.

NLEX has also set up motion-sensor lights in its offices in Caloocan City, Valenzuela City, Bulacan, and Pampanga.

These environmental efforts are also in keeping with the entire Metro Pacific Group’s commitment to help the Philippines meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals particularly UNSDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and UNSDG 13 (Climate Action).

NLEx Corporation is a subsidiary of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the toll road arm of the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC).