Bohol power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Bohol power station was a proposed coal-fired power plant in Bohol Province, Philippines.


The map below shows the location of Bohol, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Background on Plant

In April 2015 Global Business Power Corp. (GBPC) announced plans for a coal-fired power station in Bohol province, and another in Leyte, both in the Philippines. The company said it was still determining the capacity of the proposed power stations. The projects would be completed within five years after approval.[1] As of June 2017, there had been no further announcements about this GBPC project.

In September 2017, a goal of building a new plant in Bohol by 2023 was included in an MOA signed by The One Bohol Power (1BP) Long-Term Power Supply Joint Selection Process, which includes the Bohol Electric Cooperative 1 and 2, and the Bohol Light Company Incorporated. The type of plant to be built was not specified.[2]

In February 2018 Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto stated that the competitive bidding process to build the plant had been completed.[3]


In March 2018 the group Bohol Clean Energy Advocates published a manifesto calling on the government to halt the development of any future coal-fired power plants on Bohol.[4] In April 2018 Bohol's local government the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) passed Provincial Ordinance 2018-005 banning the establishment of coal-fired power plants in the province.[5] The ban effectively cancels Bohol power station.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Global Business Power Corp
  • Parent company: Beacon PowerGen Holdings (56%), JG Summit Holdings (30%), MERALCO (14%)
  • Location: Bohol province, Central Visayas region, Philippines
  • Coordinates: 9.88, 124.22 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
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Articles and resources


  1. Michelle L. Palaubsanon, " Firm eyes power plants in Bohol, Leyte," The Freeman, April 9, 2015
  2. Bohol power plant ready by Dec. 2023, The Bohol Chronicle 18 Sep 2017.
  3. Bohol sets 10-point growth plan, Manilla Bulletin, Feb. 7, 2018
  4. No to Coal in Bohol, Bataris, Mar. 7, 2018
  5. Bohol's no-coal ordinance 'an important victory', Rappler, May 27, 2018

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