• Mindanao electricity situation to improve

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

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    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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