Solar developer protests

by Alena Mae S. Flores – June 30, 2016 at 11:20 pm

from Manila Standard Today

Negros Island Solar Power appealed with the Energy Department following its non-inclusion in the list of companies that were given certificate of endorsements for feed-in tariff eligibility.

Islasol is a special purpose vehicle composed of the second and third solar power plants built by clean energy developers Bronzeoak Philippines Inc. and Pinai Fund.

Islasol’s solar projects have a total capacity of 80 megawatts, with 32 MW in La Carlota and 48 MW in Manapla, Negros Occidental.  Islasol was not included in the 17 power projects endorsed by the department although sources said the company was able to dispatch ahead of the other solar projects.

“We want them to re evaluate the merit order in which the Islasol plants are perceived to be qualified ahead of the others…We have the data to prove it,” Bronzeoak director and treasurer Don Mario Dia told reporters.