Government of Philippines expects 7,911 MW in additional energy capacity by 2027

The Department of Energy (DoE) expects to add around 7,910.96 MW in additional energy capacity in the Philippines by 2027.

Out of the total, coal-fired plants are expected to account for 46.68 per cent of the total energy share, natural gas for 38.71 per cent, renewable energy (RE) for 11.39 per cent, and oil-fuelled facilities will account for 6.67 per cent of the total system.Oneof the major project will be a 600 MW AOE coal-fired power plant Unit 1 that will be co-developed by Atimonan One Energy Incorporated and Meralco PowerGen Corporation. The facility is scheduled to begin commercial operation by June 2025.The department expectsto add around 901.27 MW in total RE capacity by 2027. Out of the total, solar projects will account for 488.27 MW capacity, hydropower will contribute 232.50 MW, geothermal 115.60 MW, and biomass projects will add64.60 MW.The DoE also has plans to install 2,040 MW of battery energy storage system (BESS) projects, majority of which will be deployed by Universal Power Solutions Incorporated in Luzon.