More RE projects endorsed for grid impact study

Onshore and offshore wind generation projects with a combined capacity of 3,600 megawatts (MW) were cleared by the Department of Energy (DOE) to undertake system impact study (SIS).

The four approved wind projects are part of the five renewable energy projects endorsed by DOE to the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines for September.

NGCP, as the transmission network operator, conducts the SIS to determine the adequacy and capability of the grid to accommodate the new connection.

Among the projects endorsed by the DOE include Vind Energy Corp.’s 300 MW offshore wind project in Guimaras province, CleanTech Global Renewables, Inc.’s 80 MW Tayabas North Wind Energy Project in Lucban and City of Tayabas, Quezon, and Barracuda Energy Corp.’s 150 MW Panda Wind Power Project in Pililia and Jalajala, Province of Rizal; and Mabitac, Pangil and Pakil, province of Laguna.

DOE also endorsed a huge wind project planned by Domhain Earth Corp. Bulalacao with a capacity of 3,100 MW to be located offshore and onshore of Oriental Mindoro and offshore of Antique province.

It also approved Iraya Ventures, Inc.’s 14 MW Upper Taft hydropower project located in Barangay San Rafael, Taft, Eastern Samar.

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