The Bakun AC Hydro Power Plant is located in Alilem in Ilocos Sur Province. The Bakun AC Hydro has been producing 70 MW of clean and renewable energy for Northern Luzon since 2001. It taps the power of the Bakun River through its weir – the point where part of the river water is diverted – in Bakun, Benguet. Developed under a build-operate-transfer scheme, the hydroelectric plant will be handed over to the National Power Corporation in working condition, free of charge after 25 years. During the construction of the plant, about 16 kilometers of access roads were developed and are now used as farm-to-market roads. This includes the 292-meter “Friendship Bridge” allowing vehicular access into the municipality of Alilem. Management of the Bakun AC plant includes the responsibility of maintaining the watershed to sustain the production of hydro energy. Under the watershed management program, we are committed to protect and maintain the forest cover and rehabilitate deforested areas of the watershed.