MGen subsidiary gets two EMA power units in Singapore


MERALCO PowerGen Corporation’s subsidiary, PacificLight Power Pte. Ltd. (PLP), has received the right to build, own, and operate two power-generating units from the Energy Market Authority (EMA) in Singapore. 

In a statement, MGen said that these units will offer a Fast Start generation capacity of 100 megawatts (MW) by mid-2025.

“PLP is pleased to be awarded the 25-year Fast Start contract for a 100 MW, hydrogen ready, gas turbine that can be brought from standstill to full load within 18 minutes,” said PLP CEO, Yu Tat Ming. 

This initiative mirrors PLP’s dedication to providing consistent power supply to keep up with growing energy consumption by strategically expanding operations, also simultaneously generating low-carbon electricity through a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.

Furthermore, this project will also aid Singapore in securing steady power when unusual events take place within its power system.

“MGen is proud of the development and recognition of PLP’s capability to provide cleaner power supply to residents of Singapore,” said MGen President and CEO Jaime T. Azurin. 

PLP, an 800 MW LNG power plant, is owned by FPM Power Holdings Limited, a reputable regional company that combines the joint expertise of MGen and First Pacific Company Ltd.

“This positive news contributes to MGen’s drive for more sustainable power generation as it transitions to low-carbon power generation such as LNG in the Philippines, creating a more balanced energy mix along with the Company’s increasing renewable energy portfolio,” Azurin added.

Photo courtesy of MERALCO MGen Power Corporation

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