PetroEnergy Resources Corp. (PERC) has secured environmental clearances for its 10-megawatt (MW) Puerto Princesa solar project.
The 10 MW solar project is expected to be the first green and renewable energy power facility in Puerto Princesa and in Palawan.
The solar project is expected to begin commercial operations by the first quarter of 2018.
The company’s subsidiary PetroGreen Energy Corp (PGEC) was able to secure an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau 4B (DENR – EMB 4B).
“In approving the project ECC, EMB 4B noted that PERC has satisfied all the requirements for the ECC application and cited the key conditions and measures expected of PGEC during project implementation,” the company said in a report in the Philippine Star.
The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) also gave their nod after issuing a Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) clearance for the project.
The PGEC was also able to secure local government clearances and resolutions from the barangay, city environmental and natural resource office (CENRO) and Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
The company is in talks with the Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO) for the technical requirements in connecting the project to its grid system.
Other projects of PGEC include the 12-MW Maibarara geothermal power project in Batangas, the 14-MW expansion of the Nabas wind farm in Aklan, and the 49-MW Tarlac-2 solar power project.