An additional supply of around 600 megawatts (MW) will be added to the Luzon grid that will assure enough power supply for summer, the energy department said.
In a press briefing, DOE assistant secretary Redentor Delola said that two power plants, the 420 – MW Pagbilao 3 baseload plant in Quezon province, and the 150-MW Limay power plant in Bataan, are expected to go online.
“They’re connected now. They’re undergoing testing and commissioning,” he said.
After which, the plants will be able to proceed to commercial operations with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) commissioners back to work this month.
“The issue before was they do not have COCs (certificates of compliance) yet. But with the temporary restraining order (TRO) on the suspension of commissioners, the projects can now proceed to commercial operations,” he said.
DOE said that the capacity from these power projects is enough to meet the expected rise in demand in the summer season.