Lumiere Ibabang power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Lumiere Ibabang power station is a proposed 710-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Ibabang Polo Barangay, Pagbilao Municipality, Quezon Province, Philippines.[1]


The map below shows the proposed site of the plant in Ibabang Polo Barangay in Pagbilao Municipality. The plant would be built adjacent to the proposed SMC Ibabang power station.

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Background on Plant

In February 2020 SMC Global Power announced that its subsidiary Lumiere Energy Technologies Inc. would build a 2 x 355 MW supercritical plant in two phases, with construction beginning in July 2021 and the plant coming online in July 2025.[2] A public hearing on the project scoping was scheduled for March 2020 but was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.[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]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Lumiere Energy Technologies Inc.
  • Parent company: SMC Global Power
  • Location: Ibabang Polo Barangay, Pagbilao Municipality, Quezon Province, Philippines
  • Coordinates: 13.9194082, 121.741002 (exact)
  • Status: Pre-permit development
  • Gross Capacity: 710 MW (Units 1-2: 355 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2025
  • Coal Type: Lignite/Sub-bituminous
  • Coal Source: Australia and Indonesia
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. SMC unit to build power plants in Quezon, Energy Central, Mar. 20, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 Notice of Public Scoping, Environmental Management Bureau, Government of the Philippines, Mar. 10, 2020
  3. Project Scoping for the 2 x 355 MW Pagbilao Power Project, Lumiere Energy, February 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

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