Mindanao electricity situation to improve


Mindanao’s power supply is expected to be stable by the second quarter of 2016 given the scheduled operation of new plants.

Committed power projects in Mindanao reached a total of 1,920 MW as of October 31, data from the Mindanao Power Monitoring Committee (MPMC) showed.

Among the coal-based power plants that are expected to link to the grid are the two units of San Miguel Consolidated Power Corporation (SMCP) with a combined capacity of 300 MW and Saranggani Energy Corporation’s (SEC) Unit One with a capacity of 100 MW.

Commercial operations of SMCP’s 300-MW two-unit plant of SMCP are expected to start in May and June, while SEC’s facility is set to come online by April.

In addition, a Therma South Inc. (TSI) unit with a capacity of 150MW is set to come back online in the first week of January, along with the power plant of Steag State Power Inc. following a preventive maintenance shutdown.

Of the 1,920 MW, 1,760MW will come from coal-fired plants.


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