10 more projects endorsed for SIS in March


Ten more power projects have been endorsed by the Department of Energy (DOE) to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to undergo system impact studies (SIS).

Based on a document from the DOE, Pan Pacific Renewable Energy Power Phils. Corp. has secured two more SIS endorsements for its 30-megawatt (MW) Calanasan 1 Hydroelectric Power Project and 220MW Calanasan 2 Hydroelectric Power Project, both in Apayao. 

Pan Pacific earlier secured an SIS for its 250MW Gened 2 Hydropower plant in the capital town of Kabugao.

Another hydropower project in the list is Angat Hydropwer Corporation’s (AHC) 218MW project in Norzagaray, Bulacan. AHC is a joint venture between SMC Global Power Holdings – the country’s second largest power generation company – and Korea Water Resources Corporation.

The 2.1MW Didipio 1 and 9.4MW Didipio 2 Hydroelectric plants in Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya also got SIS endorsements. AT Dinum Company is Didipio 1’s proponent, while Alimit Hydro Corporation manages Didipio 2.

As for solar projects, Apolaki Two Inc.’s 600-megawatt direct current (MWdc)  Titan I solar power project in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija and Greencore Power Solutions 2, Inc.’s 51.6MW Tuy Batangas 4 Solar Power Project have also been endorsed to the NGCP. 

Meanwhile, Sapang Balen Solar Sustainable Energy Corporation was again endorsed, this time for the 113.2 MWdc section of the Sapang Balen 2 Solar Project. In February, the company got an SIS endorsement for the 555.2 MWdc portion of the same project.

Quezon Wind Energy Corporation’s 600MW Quezon Wind Power Project, located in Quezon, Laguna, and Rizal, is the lone wind project endorsed for SIS in March. 

3 Barracuda Energy Corporation’s 200 MW Bugallon Energy Storage Project in Pangasinan is also the only battery energy storage system project in the list.

Overall, 23 projects have been endorsed for SIS since the beginning of the year. 

An SIS is an engineering study that evaluates the impact of a proposed interconnection or transmission service request on the safety and reliability of a transmission system.