First Gen completes repair of San Gabriel Power Plant


First Gen Corporation said that it has finished repairing the Unit 70 generator of its San Gabriel Combined Cycle Power Plant in Batangas, which was damaged following a trip in September 2020.

The Lopez-led firm said it successfully restarted and placed the 414-megawatt power plant online on Monday as part of the facility’s ongoing recommissioning, it said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange.

“The recommissioning activities are scheduled to last for up to three days and are necessary to confirm that the San Gabriel plant is performing as designed, before it resumes normal commercial operations,” the disclosure further read.

Initial investigation back in September pointed to an electrical fault in the generator as the cause of the trip.