6 power generation projects get green light from DOE in August

Six power generation projects with a total capacity of almost 570 megawatts (MW) received clearance from the Department of Energy (DOE) for endorsement to grid operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines in the month of August.

The endorsement will pave the way for the conduct of the grid impact study for the said projects.

The study will determine the impact to the grid of the projects, which are mostly located in the Visayas.

The results of the study will also show the needed transmission lines, substations, transformers, if any for the proposed project.

The approved projects include a 200 megawatt wind project that will rise in the municipalities of Guimbal, Miagao, Tigbauan, lgbaras and Tubungan in Iloilo province.

Guimbal Wind Energy Corp. is currently executing the largest project approved last month.

The other projects involve the 6.9 MW Clarin hydro power project in Clarin, Misamis Occidental owned by Philnew Hydro Power Corp, a 25 MW solar plant in Silay being built by Citicore, a 197.238 MW solar power project of Magallanes Solar Energy Corp. in Barotac Viejo, Iloilo and a 105 MW solar plant by Greencore Power Solutions 2, Inc. in Barangay Bolbok, Tuy, Batangas.

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