Philippines – Wind energy project in Bataan that could generate up to 300 megawatts

Energy Assistant Secretary Mario Marasigan said GN Power has a pending application for a wind farm project with the Energy Department but the company has yet submit all requirements.

However, he declined to disclose the size of GN Power’s planned wind turbines project "until they have submitted all application documents."

GN Power documents showed that the planned 300 MW wind farm forms part of the third phase of its integrated, multiphase electricity generating and fuel handling complex to be located on a 100 hectare site along the coast and on additional land for wind sites and pump storage in Bataan.

The firm said the "world class energy complex" will be constructed in several phases to match the projected demand growth on Luzon.

"Once completed, the project will have a diversified power generating capacity of approximately 2,700 MW, flexible transmission options, multiple fuel capability and gas through out capacity of over 100 billion cubic feet per annum, sufficient to meet a significant portion of Luzon’s forecasted power requirements in the next decade," GN Power said.

The first phase calls for the construction of a 600 MW clean coal-fired power plant for baseload service while the second phase will be a 600 MW hydroelectric pump-storage for peak and intermediate load service.

GN Power has started construction for its coal fired power project in Mariveles, Bataan, which is expected to be completed in late 2012.

The third phase will be the 300 MW onshore wind farm while the fourth phase will be a 1,200 MW liquefied natural gas power plant and fuel-handling facilities.