Wind farm in the Philippines. Author: Paolo Dala. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.
January 31 (Renewables Now) - The Philippines has kicked off a tender for the deployment of 2 GW of renewable energy capacity across three main power territories, it was announced on Friday.
According to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) notice of auction, the country is seeking to install new capacity on the islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The target for the three regions is 1,400 MW, 400 MW and 200 MW, respectively.
In terms of technology, the largest slot is open to solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the three grid areas and bids are to be accepted for a combined capacity of 1,260 MW. Some 380 MW of proposals are awaited for wind power capacity in Luzon and Visayas, while 230 MW will be allocated to biomass projects in the three grids. An additional 130 MW is available for hydropower schemes in Luzon and Mindanao.
The information is summarised in the table below.
The tender is being held under the country’s Green Energy Auction Programme (GEAP), which aims to lift the share of renewable energy in the country’s power mix. The Philippines aims to reach a 35% renewables share by 2030 and 50% by 2040.
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