Total Eren partners up on 135 MWp of Philippine solar projects

Dracena solar park. Image by: Total Eren SA.

November 17 (Renewables Now) - French independent power producer (IPP) Total Eren is set to build 135 MWp of solar farms in Luzon, Philippines, in partnership with two regional renewable energy players.

Total Eren said Tuesday that it has teamed up with Manila-based Mabalacat Solar Philippines Inc and Singapore-based Sindicatum Renewable Energy to build two photovoltaic (PV) projects in the Luzon provinces of Tarlac and Zambales.

Both of these projects, the 60-MWp Tarlac and the 75-MWp Zambales, have 20-year private power supply agreements in place, Total Eren said.

Tarlac is currently under construction and is expected to reach commercial operation in the first quarter of 2021. Construction of Zambales is planned to start in the second quarter of 2021, while commercial operation date (COD) is pencilled in for the fourth quarter of that year. Once up and running, the two plants together will be capable of generating more that 180 GWh per year, which will be enough to power about 258,000 people in the Philippines.

These projects mark Total Eren’s debut in the Philippines renewable energy market. Total Eren executive VP Fabienne Demol said that the company is committed to developing a large portfolio of renewables in the country.

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