The windmills, officially referred to as the NorthWind Bangui Bay
Project, were a project by the NorthWind Development Corporation as a
practice renewable energy sources and to help reduce the greenhouse
gases that cause global warming. The project is the first “Wind Farm” in
the Philippines consisting of wind turbines on-shore facing the South China Sea
and considered to be the biggest in Southeast Asia. The project sells
electricity to the Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative (INEC) and provides
40% of the power requirements of Ilocos Norte via Transco Laoag.
We stayed in a nipa hut atop a hill overlooking the sea. It was a breezy noon, a perfect time to rest.