Siemens Gamesa secures contract to supply hybrid plant in Philippines

Siemens Gamesa has secured a contract to supply an innovative hybrid plant in the Philippines for Berkeley Energy. The hybrid project, located in Oriental Mindoro province, will combine the existing 16 MW wind power facility and a battery storage solution with an in-house central control system, managing the energy produced at the plant. The supply and commissioning of the project are being carried out by Siemens Gamesa, with construction by a subsidiary of Berkeley Energy. The plant is expected to be fully operational in the second half of 2020, following the recent signing of a supply and five-year maintenance contract including the Siemens Gamesa hybrid plant controller (HPC) system. The HPC system manages the power generated and stored at the plant and can fine-tune the wind turbines to optimise the entire plant’s performance such as wind forecasts and other factors.