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SN Aboitiz Power Magat (SNAP-Magat) was cited as the national winner in the private organization category for the 22nd National Gawad Kalasag or KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan (GK) awarding ceremony held at the Manila Hotel on December 7, 2022. 

SNAP-Magat received the highest award in the category of Excellence in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Humanitarian Assistance under Best Private Organization. It also honors private organizations that are doing exemplary work in disaster risk reduction. SNAP-Benguet was also one of the finalists for the same category. 

The 22nd GK Seals Awards, organized by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and Office of Civil Defense (OCD), celebrate the work of local disaster risk reduction councils, government response teams, civil society organizations (CSOs), volunteer groups, and individuals who make a difference in DRRM.

Safeguarding people’s safety and fostering social responsibility are crucial core values for SNAP, driven by its mission of powering positive change for a more sustainable future.

SNAP Group also won big at the recent Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan (GKK) Nationals, with SNAP-Benguet winning the national championship and SNAP-Magat taking home the Silver Award. 

The GK National Awards is the country’s premier recognition scheme that awards groups for their design and implementation of comprehensive Disaster Risk Reduction and Management programs, protecting high-risk communities and making them more resilient and capable of responding to disasters.

About SNAP-Magat:

SN Aboitiz Power-Magat (SNAP-Magat) is a joint venture of Scatec and Aboitiz Power Corporation (AP).

Scatec is a leading renewable power producer, delivering affordable and clean energy worldwide. As a long-term player, Scatec develops, builds, owns, and operates solar, wind, and hydro power plants and storage solutions. Scatec has more than 3.5 GW in operation and under construction on four continents and more than 500 employees. The company is targeting 15 GW capacity in operation or under construction by the end of 2025. Scatec is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ‘SCATC’.

AP is the holding company of the Philippines-based Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, distribution, and retail electricity services. It advances business and communities by providing reliable and ample power supply at a reasonable and competitive price, and with the least adverse effects on the environment and host communities.

SNAP owns and operates the 105-MW Ambuklao and 140-MW Binga hydroelectric power plants in Benguet; the Magat hydroelectric power plant which has a nameplate capacity of 360 MW and maximum capacity of 388 MW on the border of Isabela and Ifugao; and the 8.5-MW Maris hydro in Isabela. The non-power components such as dams, reservoirs, and spillways are owned, managed, and operated by the government.

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