Power plant capacity rises 13% to over 21,000 MW

PHILIPPINE power plants ended 2016 with a total installed capacity of 21,423 megawatts (MW), up 13%, though dependability statistics showed only slight improvement. The Department of Energy (DoE) said dependable capacity as of last year reached 19,097 MW, or 89% of the total installed capacity, and slightly better than the previous year’s 88%. However, this…

New projects to deliver 6,000 MW of capacity

NEW power projects with a combined capacity of 6,161 megawatts (MW) are expected to come on-stream between this year and 2020, latest data from the Department of Energy (DoE) showed. Of the committed capacity, as tallied by the DoE as of Sept. 30, more than 60% or 4,001 MW will be in Luzon. Mindanao will…