Tagkawayan Power Station

From Global Energy Monitor

Tagkawayan Power Station is a proposed 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Barangas Awasan, Tagkawayan, Quezon province.


The map below shows Barangas Awasan, Tagkawayan, Quezon province, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Background on Plant

The project was issued a Certificate of Endorsement (COE) by the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) on Jan. 19, 2017.[1] In August 2018 the sponsor Orion Pacific Prime Energy submitted a Ceritificate of Registration with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), and was in talks with Meralco for a Power Service Agreement (PSA).[2] The project will cost an estimated US$2.1 billion.[2] In March 2019 the DOE described the project as 1,200 MW.[3]

On October 27, 2020 the Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) imposed a moratorium on the construction of new or "greenfield" coal-fired power plants, meaning those which have yet to begin construction.[4] 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.[5]

As of May 2021, there had been no updates on the project, and it appears to be shelved. A news report from February 2021 also lists the project as shelved.[6] The Tagkawayan Power Station was not listed in the December 2020 Philippines DOE report on initiated power projects.[7][8] Given the moratorium on new coal projects, it is unlikely that the Tagkawayan power station will be built.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Orion Pacific Prime Energy
  • Parent company: Orion Pacific Prime Energy
  • Location: Barangas Awasan, Tagkawayan, Quezon Province, Philippines
  • Coordinates: 14.0372735,122.3082583 (approximate)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross Capacity: 1,200 MW
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Articles and resources


  1. PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATED POWER PROJECTS AS OF DECEMBER 2017, Philippine Department of Energy, 31 Dec. 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATED POWER PROJECTS AS OF SEPTEMBER 2018, Philippine Department of Energy, 30 Sep. 2017
  3. PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATED POWER PROJECTS AS OF MARCH 2019 (LUZON), Philippine Department of Energy, 31 Mar., 2019
  4. Jordeene B. Lagare, DoE issues ban on new coal plants, Manila Times, Oct. 28, 2020
  5. Philippines mulls ban on greenfield coal-fired plants, IJ Global, Nov. 5, 2020
  6. Myrna M. Velasco, Kingstone coal plant project is not in ‘indicative’ list, according to DOE, Manila Bulletin, Feb. 17, 2021
  7. PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATED POWER PROJECTS (LUZON) COMMITTED, Philippine Department of Energy, Dec. 31, 2020
  8. PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATED POWER PROJECTS (LUZON) INDICATIVE, Philippine Department of Energy, Dec. 31, 2020

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