Jose Panganiban power station
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Jose Panganiban power station is a 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant proposed in Camarines Norte Province, the Philippines.
The map below shows the location of the project in Camarines Norte Province, according to the sponsor. The location is at 14 meter water depth and a shoreline distance of 150 meters to allow pre- and post-Panamax coal deliveries through a coal unloading system. As shown on the company website, the project is adjacent to a strip of mangroves.
Background on Project
H & WB Asia Pacific Corp. is planning to build a 700 MW coal plant in Jose Panganiban Municipality, according to a report by the Department of Energy. Pre-feasibility studies have been conducted and land has been secured. The company is in discussion with three potential co-developers and equity partners for the project.
According to the company, "Market impact studies and simulations, and System Impact Study Report as of April 27, 2016 conducted by H&WB with NGCP have confirmed the Project’s feasibility." While the company website states that "Carbon sequestration is vital to meet Climate Change risks," the project actually does not include a carbon capture system.
An April 2017 government document, apparently outdated, states that the environmental impact assessment "will be submitted in the 1st Quarter of 2016"; no news of this submittal is available. The same document states that construction would begin in Q4 2017, with completion of Unit 1 in 2021, and Unit 2 in 2025.
In September 2017, H&WB announced a goal of commissioning Unit 1 in 2022. The company also stated that the final environmental impact statement for the project would be completed in Q4 of 2017.
On July 3, 2018, NCIP Region 5 issued the NCIP Certificate of Non-Overlap stating that the proposed project site does not overlap with any Ancestral Domain/Land and is not populated by any Indigenous Cultural Communities or Indigenous Peoples. In September 2018 H&WB announced that the project's EIS would be submitted in the 4th Quarter of 2018. The April 2019 listing of initiated power projects by the Department of Energy delayed Unit 1 until 2023. The December 2019 listing of initiated power projects stated that a draft final feasibility study was expected by the end of 2019. H & WB expects to begin construction of Unit 1 in 2020.
In August 2020 the DOE's list of initiated power projects in Luzon stated that construction of the project had begun. Satellite photography from Planet does not show construction occurring at the plant's site between June 2020 and November 2020, and does not show that any ground-clearing has occurred. The DOE's list of initiated power projects for Luzon for October 2020 no longer lists the plant as under construction and gives a commissioning date of 2023 for Unit 1, and states that construction of Unit 2 depends on the construction of the completion of the proposed 500 kV Tagkawayan Substation, and on the "supply/demand status" of the Luzon grid. As of December 2020 the project has not progressed in more than two years, and according to the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) it is shelved. However, the project is still included in the December 2020 Philippines Department of Energy report on initiated power projects as "indicative".
October 2020 moratorium on greenfield coal plants
On October 27, 2020 the DOE imposed a moratorium on the construction of new or "greenfield" power plants, meaning those which have yet to begin construction. Greenfield projects with a Certificate of Endorsement (COE) from the government may be exempt from the moratorium but Jose Panganiban does not have one.
- Sponsor: H & WB Asia Pacific Corp.
- Parent company: H & WB Asia Pacific Corp.
- Location: Sitio Kalibigaho, Barangay Osmeña, Jose Panganiban Municipality, Camarines Norte Province, Luzon, Philippines
- Coordinates: 14.3378, 122.673511 (exact)
- Status: Shelved
- Gross capacity: 700 MW
- Type: Supercritical
- Projected in service: 2023 (Unit 1); 2023 (Unit 2)
- Coal type:
- Coal source:
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "2 x 350 MW PCB Supercritical Coal-fired Power Plant Project," H&WB Asia Pacific (PTE LTD) Corporation, accessed September 2016
- Iris Gonzalez, "New power player plans 700-MW Cam Norte coal plant," Philippines Star, April 30, 2015
- Private Sector Initiated Power Projects (Luzon) - Indicative, Philippines Department of Energy, 30 Apr. 2017.
- 2 X 350 MW coal-fired power plant in Jose Panganiban, HW&B Asia Pacific, 8 Sep 2017.
- 2 x 350 MW Coal-fired Power Plant in Jose Panganiban, H&WB Asia Pacific, Sep. 4, 2018
- Private Sector Initiated Power Projects (Luzon) - Indicative, Philippines Department of Energy, 30 Apr. 2019.
- Private Sector Initiated Power Projects (Luzon) - Indicative, Philippines Department of Energy, 31 Dec. 2019.
- Private Sector Initiated Power Projects (Luzon) - Indicative, Philippines Department of Energy, 31 Mar., 2020
- PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATED POWER PROJECTS (LUZON) COMMITTED, Philippine Department of Energy, 31 Aug., 2020
- PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATED POWER PROJECTS (LUZON) COMMITTED, Philippine Department of Energy, 31 Oct., 2020
- Communication with PMCJ, January 2021
- PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATED POWER PROJECTS (LUZON) INDICATIVE, Philippine Department of Energy, Dec. 31, 2020
- Jordeene B. Lagare, DoE issues ban on new coal plants, Manila Times, Oct. 28, 2020
- Private Sector Initiated Power Projects (Luzon) - Indicative, Philippines Department of Energy, 31 Mar., 2019.