Freeport power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Freeport power station is a proposed 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in the Freeport area of Bataan, Central Luzon, the Philippines.


The map below shows the Freeport area of Bataan, Central Luzon, the Philippines where the power station would be built.

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Background on Plant

The Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) approved the proposed plant for a grid impact study (GIS) in January 2015.[1] In January 2019 SMC Global Power and Meralco announced that the plant would be built and operated by a joint venture firm, Mariveles Power Generation Corp.[2] The project would be built on a 150-hectare property within the Mariveles Economic Zone of the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan in Barangay Biaan, Mariveles.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Mariveles Power Generation
  • Parent Company: SMC Global Power; Meralco
  • Location: Freeport area, Bataan, Central Luzon, the Philippines
  • Coordinates: 14.4493543 120.4322832 (exact)
  • Status: Pre-permit development[3]
  • Gross Capacity: Phase I: 4 x 150 MW; Phase II: 4 x 150 MW[4]
  • Type:
  • Projected in service: 2022
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Indonesia; Philippines (Daguma mine and Semirara mine)
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATED POWER PROJECTS (LUZON) COMMITTED, Philippine Department of Energy, 31 Aug., 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 SMC-Meralco consortium investing P99b in coal plant, Manila Standard, Jan. 2, 2019
  3. Communication with Philippine Movement for Climate Justice, January 2020
  4. Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Summary for the Public for the Proposed Mariveles Coal Power Plant Project, Mariveles Power Generation Corporation, October 2018

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