Known for its natural grandeur, the 321.5 feet (98 meters) high waterfall is also the primary source of electric power for the city’s industries, being harnessed by the Agus VI Hydroelectric Plant. …
How do Maria Cristina Falls generate electricity?
NPC’S HYDROELECTRIC PLANT
Aside from its natural grandeur, the Maria Cristina Falls is also a primary source of electric power. The waters that flowed here at about 130 cubic meters per second are harnessed by Agus VI Hydroelectric Plant and can supply up to 200 MW of electricity.
Why Maria Cristina Falls is important?
The Maria Cristina Falls is the second-highest waterfall in the Philippines, as is found in the suburbs of Iligan City on Mindanao Island. It’s the star landmark of the host city, which is part of the reason why it’s known as ‘the City of Majestic Waterfalls’.
What is provided for by the Maria Cristina Falls in the Mindanao area?
It’s fed by the River Agus and the water falls 98 metres before supplying the Agus VI hydroelectric plant. Besides supplying power it Iligan City, it helps in the production of 70% of Mindanao’s electricity.
Who established hydroelectric power plant at Maria Cristina Falls?
Construction of the project was authorized by the late President Elpidio Quirino. Units 1 (25 MW) and 2 (25 MW) of the power plant were commissioned in the early 1950s. After more than fifty years of operation, these two (2) generating units are now due for complete rehabilitation and up-rating.
Where can we find hydroelectric energy in the Philippines?
|Magat Hydro Electric Power Plant||Ramon, Isabela||1982|
|Agus 6 Hydroelectric Power Plant||Iligan||1953, 1977|
|Agusan 2 Hydroelectric Power Plant||Damilag, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon||1957|
|Ambuklao Hydroelectric Power Plant||Bokod, Benguet||2011|
Why is it that hydroelectric energy considered renewable form of energy?
Hydroelectric energy is a form of renewable energy that uses the power of moving water to generate electricity.
Is Maria Cristina Falls man made?
It is sometimes called “twin falls” since the flow is separated by a rock at the brink of the waterfall. It is also called as a “now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t” falls, because of the man-made controls operated by the National Power Corporation, which is essential for the production of electricity.
What is the highest falls in the Philippines?
Aliwagwag Falls. Aliwagwag Falls is the highest waterfall in the Philippines. This series of over a hundred falls totals a height of 340 metres (1120 feet).
What renewable source of energy provides electricity in Iligan City and other parts of Mindanao?
The Mindanao Grid is composed of 138,000 volt lines for long-distance transmission, and primarily relies on hydropower, usually from Agus Hydroelectric Power Plant in Iligan and Pulangi IV Hydroelectric Power Plant in Bukidnon.