The Binga Dam of Tinongdan, Itogon
In 2007, the Binga power plant was acquired by SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) through the Power Privatization Program. While the power components were taken over by SNAP, the ownership of the dams remained with the government.
Throughout its existence, Binga Dam has faced challenges, including issues with sedimentation caused by erosion in its surrounding areas. However, after undergoing refurbishment in 2013, the Binga power plant became capable of generating up to 140 MW of electricity, showcasing its improved efficiency.
Binga Dam is a type of concrete gravity dam, standing at a height of approximately 107 meters (351 feet) and stretching over 233 meters (764 feet) in length. It creates a large reservoir that covers around 11 square kilometers (4.2 square miles) when filled to its maximum capacity. This reservoir serves various purposes, such as providing water for supporting fisheries and offering scenic views for people to enjoy.
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