Basilan power station

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Basilan power station is a cancelled power station in Basilan, Philippines.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Basilan power station Basilan, Philippines 6.543251, 122.022929 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - unknown 58 subcritical

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 San Miguel Global Power Holdings Corp [100.0%]

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 2021 there has been no further news about the project and it appears to be cancelled. The project is not listed in the December 2020 Philippines Department of Energy report on initiated power plants in Mindanao.[2][3]

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.[4] San Miguel Corporation subsequently announced that its planned greenfield coal plants were cancelled.[5] 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.[6]

Articles and Resources


  1. SMC set to build 3 coal plants, Manila Standard, Jan. 16, 2017
  2. PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATED POWER PROJECTS (MINDANAO) INDICATIVE, Philippine Department of Energy, Dec. 31, 2020
  3. PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATED POWER PROJECTS (MINDANAO) COMMITTED, Philippine Department of Energy, Dec. 31, 2020
  4. Jordeene B. Lagare, DoE issues ban on new coal plants, Manila Times, Oct. 28, 2020
  5. San Miguel to scrap pending coal power plants after gov't ban, Phil Star, Oct. 28, 2020
  6. Philippines mulls ban on greenfield coal-fired plants, IJ Global, Nov. 5, 2020

Additional data

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