The Department of Energy (DOE) has recently cleared six power projects that could generate a total of 1,629 megawatts (MW) for the conduct of a grid impact study (GIS).
A clearance for the conduct of a grid impact study is a requisite for a power firm before it can proceed with the construction of a power project.
Out of the six power projects, two are wind power, one is a solar-power project, a battery-energy storage, a sub-transmission line and a bunker-fired power plant.
Rizal I Wind Energy Corp. will put up a 603-MW project in Antipolo and Tanay, Rizal. The other wind project will be built by Alternenergy Abra de Ilog Wind Corp., which will put up 100 MW of capacity also in Antipolo City and Tanay, Rizal.
Pangasinan UPC Asia Corp., meanwhile, is planning a 300-MW solar-power project in Laguna de Bay and Pililia, Rizal.
GT Energy Corp. will develop an 18-MW bunker- fired power project in Calbayog, Samar. Monte Solar Energy Inc. will put up a 5-MW battery energy storage in Negros Oriental.
The sixth power project approved for the conduct of a GIS study is the 69 kilovolt sub-transmission line of Bases Conversion and Development Authority in Concepcion, Tarlac.
Their applications for the conduct of GIS were approved by the DOE in February this year.