By Lenie Lectura - May 22, 2017
THE Department of Energy (DOE) has cleared three power projects for the conduct of a grid-impact study.
The proposed projects could generate a total of 1,880 megawatts (MW) of installed power capacity.
A clearance for the conduct of a grid impact study is necessary for a power firm before it can proceed with the construction of its power project.
Based on the agency’s latest list as of April 2017, the power projects that received the green light from the DOE are Ecoglobal Inc.’s 30-MW solar plant in Zamboanga City, the 650-MW pumped storage units of Olympia Violago Water and Power Inc. in Antipolo and Rizal, and the 1,200-MW coal plant of Orion Prime Pacific Energy Inc. in Tagkawayan, Quezon.
The power project of Ecoglobal received the DOE’s green light for the conduct of the study on April 21. Meanwhile, the hydro power projects of Olympia all received the DOE’s go signal on April 24. The conduct of a GIS for Orion Prime’s power project was approved by the DOE on April 26.
All proposed projects from January to April this year could generate a total of 4,110.53 MW of installed power capacity.