FDC Utilities Inc. (FDCUI) subsidiary FDC Misamis Power Corp. has completed its 3×135-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plants and is set to provide supply to the Mindanao grid.
“To date, FDC Misamis has a generating capacity of 270 MW and is currently supplying over 200 MW into the Mindanao grid. So far, the commissioning test has been running smoothly and we expect to attain the full capacity of 405 MW by this month,” FDC Utilities president and COO Mario Pangilinan said.
Pangilinan said this will help address the power crisis in the region, which has been dependent on hydro power plants augmented by the El Niño phenomenon.
“Our project will finally put an end to this recurring power crisis that has plagued the region and hopefully drive the much needed economic development in Mindanao,” he said.
National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) Mindanao Systems Operations OIC head Ambrocio Rosales said the project’s operation will provide better service to the Mindanao grid.
“The operation of the FDC Misamis power project will greatly boost the supply security in the Mindanao region. And this is not only because of its large capacity but also due to its strategic connection to the grid,” he said.
When all coal plants start operating, FDC will supply 500 MW of power to the Mindanao grid.