Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Philippines: 12 MW Second Unit of Maibarara Geothermal Power Plant Awarded Certificate of Compliance

MGI gets COC for Pampanga power station (Business Mirror)

Maibarara geothermal plant (Courtesy PetroEnergy)
Maibarara Geothermal Inc. (MGI) has secured a Certificate of Compliance (COC) for its 12 MW Maibarara-2 power station in Santo Tomas, Batangas.

This is MGI’s second geothermal facility approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) last April 16.

Maibarara-2 construction was essentially completed last year along with the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market registration and grid communication protocol requirements set by the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines.

Individual plant-equipment testing started in early-2018, culminating in the synchronization and first delivery of power to the Luzon grid on March 9.

Early this month, the ERC conducted a thorough inspection of Maibarara-2, leading to the eventual COC approval, PGEC Energy Trading Head Dave P. Gadiano said.