The Department of Energy (DOE) has cleared 27 power projects for the conduct of a grid impact study (GIS). These projects, if pursued, could generate 9,681.366 megawatts (MW) of additional capacity for the country.
Prior to construction, a power firm must secure the go-ahead of the DOE for it to conduct a GIS. This is necessary in determining if the electricity to be generated by the power project can be absorbed by the country’s transmission system.
Based on DOE data for July and August this year, the group of Solar Philippines has lined up seven solar power projects with a capacity of 1,200 MW each.
These are the Cardona Solar Power Plant and Naga Solar Power Plant of Solar Philippines South Luzon Corp.; Kananga-Ormoc Solar Power Project of Solar Philippines Visayas Corp.; Maragondon 1 Solar Power Project of Solar Philippines Tanauan Corp.; Sta. Rosa Nueva Ecija 3 Solar Power Project and General Santos Solar Power Project of Solar Philippines Commercial Rooftop Projects Inc.; and Padre Garcia Solar Power Project of Solar Philippines Batangas Corp.
Solar Philippines Commercial Rooftop Projects Inc.’s 5-MW SM City Tuguegarao solar power project was also issued a GIS permit by the DOE.
Universal Power Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of SMC Global Power Holdings Corp., is putting up 11 integrated renewable power facility hub (R-HUB), 10 of which have a capacity of 40 MW each while the 11th R-HUB project’s capacity is 20 MW.
The DOE also issued permits to the PowerSource First Bulacan Solar Inc. for its 61.866-MW San Miguel Solar Power Plant Project; Cell Power Energy Corp.’s 20-MW Lumban Energy Storage System and 20-MW Toril Energy Storage System; 3 Barracuda Energy Corp.’s 50-MW Currimao Energy Storage Plant and 50- MW Tinampa-an Energy Storage Project; JBD Management and Consulting Services Inc.’s Pakil Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Plant; Hydrocore Corp.’s 4.5-MW Ibulao Hydroelectric Power Plant; and Ingrid2 Power Corp.’s 300-MW diesel/gas turbine power plant project.
The agency earlier issued GIS permits to 25 power projects with a total power generation capacity of 2,009.74 MW in the second quarter of the year.