SMC Global Power’s planned gas turbine plant in Navotas gets DOE nod for grid impact study

San Miguel Electric Corp. (SMELC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SMC Global Power Holdings Corp., , plans to develop an 875.4-megawatt combined cycle gas turbine plant using hybrid fuel with a complementary battery energy storage system in Navotas City.

SMELC is one of nine companies that received approval from the Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct a grid impact study for its power project.

It is a licensed retail electricity supplier that offers one of the most competitive supply to contestable customers in the market.

Other projects endorsed by the DOE to the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines are Lopez-owned EDC Bayog Burgos Wind Power Corp.’s Burgos 1 wind project (60 MW) and EDC Pagali Burgos Wind Power Corp.’s 120 MW Burgos 2 wind project, both located in Ilocos Norte.

DOE also endorsed Terra Renewables 3 Inc.’s 170 MW Infanta 1 solar power project in Pangasinan, Metro Solar Power Solutions, Inc.’s 65 MW Pililia solar plant in Rizal, and Domhain Earth Corp.’s planned 1,400 MW Calatagan offshore wind farm in Batangas and Occidental Mindoro and its 1,500 MW Claveria offshore wind farm in Cagayan and Ilocos Norte.

Two JBD Water Power Inc. projects, namely the 49 MW Saltan D River hydro project and the 45 MW Saltan River Site E hydro project in Kalinga province also got the DOE’s nod.