2 plants to open in Iloilo

by Alena Mae S. Flores – February 04, 2016 at 11:15 pm

from Manila Standard

Two large power projects are expected to be completed in Iloilo by the second half of the year, adding 285 megawatts to the Visayas grid.

Latest Energy Department data showed the first 135-MW unit of Palm Concepcion Power Corp.’s coal project in Barangay Nipa, Concepcion, Iloilo was scheduled for commercial operations in the second semester. The company also plans to put up a second 135-MW unit.

Palm Concepcion is a joint venture between Palm Thermal Consolidated Holdings Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of A. Brown Company Inc. and Jin Navitas Resource Inc.

“The target start of testing and commissioning is on the last quarter while the commercial operation is on track by second quarter of 2016,” A. Brown earlier said.

Panay Energy Development Corp., a unit of Global Business Power Corp. is also set to start commercial operations of the 150-megawatt coal plant expansion in Barangay Ingore, Lapa, Iloilo City in August. The company plans to start testing and commissioning in July.