The Bangui Windmills of Ilocos Norte

Aug 6, 2012

The Bangui Windmills are located at the Bangui Bay in Ilocos Norte.  There are a total of 20 wind turbines that produces a total of 33MW of electricity.  The project is officially called the Northwind Bangui Bay Project and is the first wind farm in the Philippines and the biggest in Asia. 
The massive turbines are indeed a sight to behold.  We were there at noon time and the heat of the sun, and the burning heat of the sand made it impossible for us to stay for a longer period of time.  But since it was the first time that we saw such wonder, not even heat can make us stay away!  below is just one of the many pictures that we took. There were no other tourists around, maybe because it would be hard to take pictures at this time, ha ha!  There were lots of discussion on why we don't have that many wind farms in the Philippines given our strategic location, perfect for harnessing the wind, and I think we were all in agreement about one thing: corruption stops us from making these viable investments. Hayyyy.

There were stalls selling gift items and one t-shirt caught my attention: "Its more fun fan in Bangui" and I didn't buy it, thinking there were other stalls that will be selling this t-shirt.  By the time I found out that there were no more stalls, we were already at the cafe and walking back to the beach was impossible because of the heat! Sayang talaga!
The shirt was only P150! Other gift items were these cute windmills at P50-P100 each (they were sold in Vigan at P150!) ref magnets and key chains at P10 to 3 for P50.
If you are to visit Ilocos, this is one place that you should not miss!

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