Misamis Oriental power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Misamis Oriental power station is a 405-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Misamis Oriental Province, the Philippines. A further 270 MW is under development.


The map below shows the plant, in Villanueva Municipality, Misamis Oriental Province.

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Background on Plant

FDC Misamis Power Corp., a subsidiary of developer Filinvest, stated in 2013 that it was developing a three-unit coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 405 MW in Misamis Oriental Province. The 405-MW power plant will consist of three units with a capacity of 135 MW each.[1] FDC Misamis said the electricity generated by the first two units of the power plant will be bought by 17 electric cooperatives that serve Misamis Oriental, and other parts of Mindanao.[1] The project is slated to cost P30 billion, or about $700 million.[2]

Environmental permits for the project were granted in May 2013.[2] In October 2013, Filinvest awarded the engineering, procurement, & construction (EPC) contract to First Northeast Electric Power Engineering Corp., a subsidiary of China Energy Engineering Group.[3] Ground was broken on the construction project in November 2013.[4] The company secured financing for the project from four banks in April 2014.[5]

The plant began operating on September 22, 2016, at a ceremony attended by President Duterte.[6]

Proposed expansion

A 2 x 135 MW expansion was proposed for the plant on 8 January 2019 (DOE-EPIMB-SIS No. 2018-12-002).[7] The DOE's list of Initiated power projects for Luzon for October 2020 gives a commissioning date of December 2024 for the expansion.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: FDC Misamis Power Corp.
  • Parent company: Filinvest
  • Location: Villanueva Municipality, Misamis Oriental Province, Philippines
  • Coordinates: 8.5609664, 124.7477582 (exact)
  • Status: Units 1-3: Operating; Units 4-5: Pre-permit development
  • Gross Capacity: Units 1-3: 3 x 135 MW; Units 4-5: 2 x 135 MW
  • Type: Circulating fluidized bed
  • In service: Units 1-3: 2016; Units 4-5: 2024
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  • Source of financing: Four unnamed banks[5]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Filinvest unit to proceed with coal-fired power plant in Misamis Oriental," Business World Online, November 20, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Private Sector Initiated Power Projects (Mindanao), Philippines Department of Energy, 30 Sept. 2014.
  3. Flores, Alena Mae. Filinvest awards P30-b coal plant deal to Chinese company. Manila Standard Today, 31 Oct. 2013.
  4. Filinvest breaks ground for 405-MW power plant in Misamis Oriental, FDC Utilities press release, 20 Nov. 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Filinvest group secures financing for Mindanao coal plant, Rappler, 9 Apr. 2014.
  6. Camcer Ordonez Imam, "Duterte Leads 405 Megawatt Misamis Power Plant Switch-On," Manila Bulletin, September 23, 2016
  7. Mindanao Committed 2020 August, Philippine DOE, 31 Aug., 2020
  8. PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATED POWER PROJECTS (LUZON) COMMITTED, Philippine Department of Energy, 31 Oct., 2020

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