The Department of Energy (DOE) of the Philippines has awarded around 40 offshore wind energy contracts with a combined capacity of 30 GW.
Majority of the contracts have been awarded for projects that are already in the pre-development phase and will be located in Ilocos Norte, Cagayan, Bataan, Aurora, Batangas, Cavite and Occidental Mindoro. The contracts were awarded to around 20 wind energy developers. Northern Luzon offshore wind power project of PetroGreen Energy Corporation is the largest offshore wind power project, with the contract to produce 2,000 MW of clean energy. The second largest is the 1,600-MW Claveria offshore wind farm of Domhain Earth Corporation. CleanTech Global Renewables Incorporated, secured the contract for works on the 1,200 MW Bulalacao Bay offshore wind energy project. Pililla AVPC Corporation will oversee work on the 1,00 MW Calavite Passage offshore wind project while Lopez Group’s Energy Development Corporation (EDC) secured a work contract for the 1,000 MW Iloilo-Guimaras offshore wind power project, besides other projects of less than 1,000 MW capacity. Notably, the Philippines has the potential to install 21 GW of offshore wind power by 2040. Output from these 40 projects will be key in realising this potential.