The Department of Energy (DoE) has cleared five projects to conduct their separate study on their project’s impact on the national transmission grid as they will potentially add 1,233 megawatts (MW) to the country’s installed power capacity.
Based on latest DoE data, the five projects secured their clearance in July with Limay LNG Power Corp. accounting for the bulk of the expected new power capacity at 1,100 MW for its combined cycle gas turbine project in Limay, Bataan.
The rest of the projects are renewable energy development that ranges in capacity from 14 MW to 80 MW.
The DoE data show that no other projects had been cleared for grid impact study (GIS) so far this year except for the five facilities. — Victor V. Saulon