DOE endorses 28 new projects for SIS


The Department of Energy (DOE) has endorsed 28 new projects to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to undergo system impact studies (SIS) in April and May. 

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.

Based on the document released by the DOE, six of these projects are from the Lopez-led Energy Development Corporation (EDC). These include the 30 megawatts (MW) Southern Negros Energy Storage System in Valencia, Negros Oriental; 30 MW Bacon-Manito Energy Storage System; 30 MW Tongonan Energy Storage System; and the 30 MW Northern Negros Energy Storage system. 

EDC’s 100 MW Burgos 4 wind project and 100 MW Burgos 3 project were also endorsed for SIS. The company’s wind energy arm, EDC Wind Power Copr., is among the priorities in its 2022 capital expenditures. 

Aboitiz Power Corporation, through its subsidiaries also had its share of newly endorsed projects for SIS. Among these include PV Sinag Power Inc’s 171.850 MW Olongapo Solar Power project in Zambales; SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet Inc.’s 40 MW Ambuklao Energy Storage System in Benguet Province; SN Aboitiz Power-Magat Inc.’s four-megawatt Magat Battery Energy Storage System in Isabela; and Aboitiz Solar Power Inc.’s 137.480 megawatt-alternating current (MWAC) Calatrava Solar Power Project in Negros Occidental. 

Meanwhile, the 1,200 MW Bulalacao Bay Offshore Wind Energy Project in offshore and onshore Oriental Mindoro and Antique, as well as the 330 MW Bulalacao One Onshore Wind Energy Project in Oriental Mindoro, both owned by CleanTech Global Renewables, Inc. have also been endorsed to the NGCP. 

San Miguel Consolidated Power Corporation’s 28 MW Sangali Diesel Power Plant in Zamboanga del Sur is also included in the list of endorsed projects. 

Overall, 51 projects have been endorsed for SIS since the beginning of the year.