As of December 2009, the country’s installed capacity stood at 15,610 megawatts (MW). Fossil-fuel power plants, mostly located in the Luzon grid, are still the dominant source. The Mindanao grid is heavily dependent on hydroelectric power plants. Coal-fired power plants contributed 27.40 percent, followed by oil-based ones with 20.46 percent and those on natural gas, 18.14 percent. The installed capacity from renewable energy increased slightly with an additional 8 MW expansion of Northwind Power PhaseII in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, which became operational in September 2008; the 2.5 MW Sevilla minihydro in Bohol commissioned in November 2008; and the two biomass plants in Negros Occidental with an aggregate capacity of 29.3 MW.
|Source Institution||National Economic and Development Authority|
|Place of Publication||Manila|
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