DOE approves grid-impact study for five more power projects

By Lenie Lectura – July 20, 2017

from Business Mirror

THE Department of Energy (DOE) has cleared five power projects for the conduct of a grid-impact study (GIS).

A clearance for the conduct of GIS is necessary for a power firm before it can proceed with the construction of its power project.

The proposed projects could generate a total of 209.2 megawatts (MW) of installed power capacity.

Based on DOE data as of June, the project proponents that were allowed to proceed with the GIS are Supreme Power Corp., for a 7.2- MW diesel power-plant project in Ubay, Bohol; SPC Power Corp., for a 32-MW diesel-fired power barge in Maribojoc, Bohol; Bataan 2020 Inc., for a 25-MW multi-feedstock cogeneration plant in Mariveles, Bataan; Horus Solar Energy Corp., for a 45-MW solar-farm project in Morong, Bataan; and Solar Philippines Tanuan Corp., for a 100-MW solar-power project in Batangas.

The DOE approval was issued on June 13 for Supreme Power, SPC Power and Bataan 2020.

Horus Solar and Solar Philippines, meanwhile, sought the green light from the DOE for their respective proposed projects on June 20.

In May the agency cleared eight power projects, including three from a unit of San Miguel Corp., for the conduct of a similar study.

Based on the list, Strategic Power Development Corp. (SPDC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the conglomerate, will be involved in the following power projects: 100-MW Nabuangan run-of-hydro river in Apayao, the 500-MW Dingalan pumped storage hydroelectric plant in Aurora and the 400-MW San Roque Lower East Pumped Storage in Pangasinan.

The other five projects include Marubeni Corp.’s 70-MW diesel genset facility in Leyte; Solar Philippines Inc.’s 100-MW Iba-Palauig solar plant in Zambales and another 100-MW solar plant in Medellin, Cebu, Hayes Solar Energy Corp.’s 27-MW solar plant in Misamis Oriental; and REPower Energy Development Corp.’s 1.5-MW Tignoan River (Uper Cascade) hydro electric plant of in Quezon.

The proposed projects could generate a total of 1,298.5 MW of installed power capacity, 1,000 MW of which will come from SPDC.