The Department of Energy (DOE) has cleared eight power projects to proceed with the conduct of system impact study (SIS).
These are the 250MW hydro power project of Pan Pacific Renewable Power Philippines Corp., 555MW solar of Sapang Balen Solar Sustainable Energy Corp., 180MW gas plant of Millennium Energy Inc., 81.85MW solar of PV Sinag Power Inc., 50MW biomass plant of Lumino Biomass Power Inc., 15MW hydro power of Cabanglasan Hydropower Corp., 638MW LNG plant of Panasia Energy Inc., and the 162MW floating solar of PV Sinag Power Inc.
In all, these projects are expected to inject add 1,931MW should these push through.
The DOE approved in February their applications for the conduct of SIS. The list was uploaded on the DOE website over the weekend.
These projects have been issued with certificates of endorsement to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines for clearance to undertake SIS.
According to the Energy Regulatory Commission, SIS is an assessment conducted by the Transmission Network Provider or System Operator in addition to the Grid Impact Studies (GIS) prepared by it in accordance with the Philippine Grid Code. This study is necessary to determine the adequacy of the grid and its capability to accommodate a request for power delivery service; and the costs, if any, that may be incurred in order to provide power delivery service to a transmission customer.
The GIS is a set of technical studies, which are used to assess the possible effects of a proposed expansion, reinforcement, or modification of the grid or a user development and to evaluate significant incidents.