Basilan Power Station

From Global Energy Monitor

Basilan power station is a proposed 58-megawatt (MW) coal-fired plant in Basilan province, the Philippines.


The map below shows Basilan province, the Philippines, where the plant would be built.

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Background on Project

In January 2017 SMC Global announced that it planned to build a 58-MW coal-fired plant in Basilan province.[1]

As of May 2019 there has been no further news about the project and it appears to be shelved.

On October 27, 2020 the Philippine Department of Energy imposed a moratorium on the construction of new or "greenfield" power plants, meaning those which have yet to begin construction.[2] San Miguel Corporation subsequently announced that its planned greenfield coal plants were cancelled.[3] In November 2020 DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi clarified that projects listed as "indicative" by the DOE would still be considered and might still be developed.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: SMC Global Power Holdings
  • Parent company: SMC Global Power Holdings
  • Location: Basilan province, Philippines
  • Coordinates: 6.5432509, 122.0229291 (approximate)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross capacity: 58 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service:
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Articles and resources


  1. SMC set to build 3 coal plants, Manila Standard, Jan. 16, 2017
  2. Jordeene B. Lagare, DoE issues ban on new coal plants, Manila Times, Oct. 28, 2020
  3. San Miguel to scrap pending coal power plants after gov't ban, Phil Star, Oct. 28, 2020
  4. Philippines mulls ban on greenfield coal-fired plants, IJ Global, Nov. 5, 2020

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