Panay power plant (Kepco)

From Global Energy Monitor

Panay power plant is a diesel power plant in Dingle, the Philippines. The plant is owned by Korean Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO), who proposed converting the plant to coal in 2009.

Location (existing Panay power station)

The aerial photo below shows the location of the Panay diesel power plant (PDPP) in Dingle, Iloilo, the Philippines, as identified by Wikimapia.

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Background

In 2009 Korean Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) said it plans to convert the Panay Diesel Power Plant (PDPP) in Dingle, Iloilo into a coal-fired power plant.

KEPCO is part owner of SPC Power Corp., the mother unit of SPC Island Power Corp. which bought PDPP and the Bohol diesel fired power plant in 2008 for US$5 million.

A coal plant was first proposed by KEPCO for the area in 2000: KEPCO first proposed to put up a 100-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Tibiao, Antique, but then moved to Iloilo, reportedly due to poor soil stability in Tibiao. KEPCO planned to locate the project in the town of Ajuy and later to Banate but ultimately built the coal plant in Cebu due to stiff opposition from environmental groups and the Catholic Church.[1]

As of 2012 the plant is still listed as diesel with a capacity of 66 MW by the Philippines DOE.[2] Since there has been no further development of this project since 2009, it can be concluded that the project has been abandoned.

Project Details for 100 MW expansion

  • Sponsor: Korean Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO)
  • Location: Dingle, Iloilo, the Philippines
  • Coordinates: 10.920334, 122.6726105[3]
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 100 MW (2 X 50 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. "Kepco plans to convert PDPP to coal-fired plant," Iloilo news, July 6, 2009.
  2. "List of existing plants: Visayas," Philippines DOE, accessed Dec 2013.
  3. "Panay DPP," Wikimapia, accessed December 30, 2013

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