By Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 23, 2017 - 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines - Seven renewable energy projects were cleared to proceed undertaking grid impact studies as of March, latest data from the Department of Energy (DOE) showed.
These projects are seen to generate 562 megawatts (MW) of power to the grid.
The GIS is necessary in determining if the electricity to be generated by the power project can be absorbed by the grid.
Three of the projects will harness wind resource and will be developed by Currimao Solar Energy Corp. These are the 150-MW Talisay Wind Power Project in Camarines Norte, the 140-MW Talim Wind Power Project in RIzal and the 80-MW Calatagan Wind Power Project in Batangas.
The DOE also gave the go signal to conduct studies on three solar projects.
Sindicatum C-Solar Power Inc. is working on the Capas Solar Power Plant located in Tarlac. It is estimated to have a capacity of 22 MW.
Two solar farms are located in San Manuel, Pangasinan. Pilipinas Newton Energy Corp. and Pilipinas Einstein Energy Corp. will each work on 70-MW solar project.
Meanwhile, Silay Global Energy Solutions is working on a 30-MW battery energy storage in Negros Occidental.
Year-to-date, 22 projects have been cleared for the conduct of GIS.