More power from the Philippine Sun

Its nice to know 300 MW of solar power is expected to be generated in the Philippines. Let’s hope there will more to come.

From BusinessWorld Philippines

September 09, 2014

Nine solar projects in pipeline with total capacity of 300 MW

NINE COMPANIES bagged contracts to develop solar-powered projects across the country with a combined potential capacity of over 300 megawatts (MW).

Data from the Energy department showed that Luzon will get the biggest share of the new projects totaling 175.2 MW.

Two projects will be developed in Bataan — Next Generation Power Tech Corp.’s 20-MW plant in Mariveles and BWST, Inc.’s 150-MW plant in Orani.

Solar Phil Commercial Rooftop Projects, Inc., on the other hand, will have a 700-kilowatt project in Biñan, Laguna and a 1.5-MW project in Quezon City.

A 3-MW plant is planned by Solar Pacific Energy Corp. to power parts of El Nido in Palawan.

In the Visayas, San Carlos Solar Energy, Inc. will build an 18-MW solar facility in La Carlota, Negros Occidental.

A 50-MW plant is also being planned by Sulu Electric Power & Light (Phils), Inc. for a site straddling the municipalities of Tacloban, Sta. Fe and Palo in Leyte province.

Meanwhile, three companies will build five solar facilities in Mindanao.

Enfinity Renewables, Inc. secured contracts for three 10-MW projects — two of which will be located in General Santos City, and one in Polomolok, South Cotabato.

A 12-MW plant will be built by Asian Greenergy Corp. in Kibawa, Bukidnon, while Cagayan Electric Power & Light Company, Inc. will have a 20-MW facility in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental.

Latest data from the department showed that as of July 31, the government already awarded 78 service contracts for solar projects with an aggregate capacity of 1,287.20 MW.

Under evaluation are 13 more contracts with potential capacity of 128.50 MW.

The Energy department earlier granted four contracts for Sunwest Water and Electric Co.’s (SUWECO) wind farms.

SUWECO will develop the 10-MW Napsan project in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan and the 2-MW Odiongan project in Romblon.

Also in the pipeline are two projects in Albay: the 10-MW Dapdapan plant in Legazpi City and the 5-MW Misibis plant in Cagraray Island.

SUWECO’s projects brought the total awarded contracts for wind plants to 51, equivalent to an aggregate capacity of 2,084.50 MW as of end-July. — Claire-Ann Marie C. Feliciano

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