DOE endorses 128 projects to NGCP

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The Department of Energy (DOE)  has endorsed 128 projects to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) for system impact studies (SIS), with a total capacity of 32,000 megawatts (MW). 

Out of the 128 projects, 120 of those are to generate renewable energy (RE), the biggest of which is Vind Energy Corporation’s NOM FL1 offshore wind farm which would be situated in Batangas and Occidental Mindoro, offering a capacity of 3,038 MW.

Of the total, 31 of those are with the Copenhagen Infrastructure Market Funds as it aimed to set up an offshore wind project in San Miguel Bay in Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur which would provide 1,000 MW, another 350 MW project in Pangasinan and 650 MW offshore wind project in Samar. 

Moreover, the 28 MW Cawag battery energy storage system of the Northern Palawan Power Generation Corporation made it into the list of those approved to enter the SIS process. 

In the nine months leading to September, the DOE recommended 119 power generation projects to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), totaling over 6,000 MW in capacity. 

Of these, 72 conventional energy-based facilities received certificates of endorsement (COE), while 36 were renewable energy (RE) projects.

The DOE, in the previous month, approved 32 applications with a cumulative capacity of 6,000 MW, including 11 energy storage systems.