DOE endorses 7 power projects to undergo GIS

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Based on the executive firm’s latest data for March, the Department of Energy (DOE) will back seven renewable energies for grid impact studies that are expected to generate power adding up to 562 megawatts (MW).

The following projects had been given the go-signal and will undertake studies: Currimao Solar Energy’s 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 greenlight to three solar projects, including the 22-MW Capas Solar Power Plant in Tarlac to be spearheaded by Sindicatum C-Solar Power Inc.

Meanwhile, the other two, the 70-MW San Manuel 1 and 70-MW San Manuel 2 in Pangasinan will each be managed by Pilipinas Newton Energy Corporation and Pilipinas Einstein Energy Corporation, respectively.

Lastly, Negros Occidental’s Silay Global Energy Solutions has proceeded with the 30-MW battery energy storage.

The DOE has accepted 22 project applications for GIS clearance overall from January to March 2017 and could generate a total of 2,230.53 MW of installed power capacity.

Accomplishing the GIS is necessary for energy firms in determining if the electricity to be generated by a power project can be consumed by the grid.