by Lenie Lectura, 05 July 2015
MORE than 40 companies are seeking the green light from the Department of Energy (DOE) for them to conduct a grid-impact study for their planned power projects.
A clearance for the conduct of a grid impact study is necessary for a power firm before it can proceed with the construction of its power project.
Data from the agency as of end-June this year showed that the companies’ proposed projects could generate over 8,000 megawatts (MW) of power.
SMC Global Power Holdings Corp., for instance, plans to put up three coal-power plants with a total of 2,400 MW of capacity. These include a 1,200-MW power facility in Mariveles, Bataan; 600 MW in Batangas City; and another 600 MW in Malabuyoc, Cebu.
A 1,000-MW coal-power project of Orion Prime Pacific Energy Inc., likewise, received clearance from the DOE.
The list also revealed that Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. plans to put up a 3×300, or a total of 900-MW, coal-power facility in Sual, Pangasinan.
H&WB Asia Pacific Corp. will put up a 2×350 coal-power plant in Camarines Norte.
Other firms on the list include The Ark Green Dynamic Resources Corp. with a 60-MW solar-power project in Misamis Oriental; and AES Philippines Power Partners Co. Ltd., 120-MW battery-storage plants in Davao del Sur, Compostela Valley and Masinloc, Zambales. It also has plans for a 40-MW coal-power plant in Masinloc, Zambales.
Energy Development Corp. of the Lopez Group also received the go signal to proceed with the study for the following wind, solar and hydropower projects. These include the 29.7-MW Matnog 1 wind; the 85.8-MW Matnog 2 wind; the 59.4-MW Matnog 3 wind; the 66-MW Iloilo 1 wind; the 69.3-MW Iloilo 2 wind; the 99-MW Pagudpod wind; the 36.3-MWBurgos 1 wind; the 72.6-MW Burgos 2 wind; the 138.6-MW Negros wind; the 30-MW Burgos solar; the 30-MW Bogo solar; the 7-MW Labayat hydro; the 50-MW Murcia solar; the 35-MW President Roxas solar; the 25-MW Kilada-Matalim solar; and the 55-MW Amihan solar.
Del Sol Energy is putting up a total of 240-MW solar-power projects in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, and in General Santos City.
San Carlos Solar Energy Inc. and San Carlos Sun Power Inc. are going to build a total of 195-MW solar farm in Negros Occidental.
Other firms on the list include the AP Solar Tiwi Inc., 70 MW in Tiwi, Albay; King Energy Generation Inc., 12.2-MW diesel-power plants in Pagadian City and Camiguin province; Solar Philippines Commercial Rooftop Projects Inc., 30 MW in Batangas; Isabela Power Corp., 35-MW hydro projects; Northgreen Energy Corp., 15.8-MW hydro projects in Tarlac; SPC Power Corp., 300-MW coal plant in Naga, Cebu; Hedcor Benguet Inc., 14.3-MW hydro power in Benguet;
PH Solar Advance Corp., 120 MW in Negros Occidental; Aboitiz Power Corp. , 44-MW hydropower in Benguet; Aseangas Corp., 8.8-MW biomass plant in Batangas; RE Power Energy Development Corp., 22-MW hydro projects in Quezon and Bukidnon; SunAsia Energy Inc., 30-MW solar in Negros Ocidental; Petro Green Energy Corp., 50-MW solar power in Tarlac; GA Solar Philippines Inc., 50 MW in Pampanga; E&P Green Energy Inc., 25-MW solar power in Biliran; CleenEnergy Corp., 12-MW biomass in Bataan; Enfinity Philippines, 30-MW solar in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte; Bayog Wind Power Corp., 160 MW in Pagudpod; Global Sibagat Hydro Power Corp., 33-MW hydro projects in Davao Oriental and Zamboanga del Sur; Greencane Sugarfields Corp., 120-MW solar farmin Negros Occidental;
Sta. Clara Power Corp. 21-MW hydropower projects in Compostela Valley and Davao del Norte; Asian Greenergy Corp., 12-MW solar in Bukidnon; CEKO Solar Farm Systems Corp., 25 MW in Cebu; Hedcor Bukidnon Inc., 42-MW hydro; Megawatt Clean Energy Inc., 12-MW biomass and 36-MW solar in Negros Occidental; Peakpower Bukidnon Inc., 10.4-MW bunker-fired power plant; Solar Philippines, 150-MW solar projects in Tarlac, Sarangani and Misamis Oriental; Oceanagold Philippines Inc., 16.5 MW in Nueva Vizcaya; Living Porjects 4 People Philippines Inc., 100-MW solar in Isabela; SunAsia Energy Inc., 60 MW in Toledo, Cebu; E&P Green Energy Inc., 35-MW solar farm in Biliran; and Pan Enegy Corp., 50-MW wind in Zambales.