Tawi-Tawi power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Tawi-Tawi power station was a proposed 58-megawatt (MW) coal-fired plant in Tawi-Tawi province, the Philippines.


The map below shows Tawi-Tawi province, the Philippines, where the plant would be built.

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Background on Project

In January 2017 SMC Global announced that it planned to build a 58-MW coal-fired plant in Tawi-Tawi province.[1]

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.[2] San Miguel Corporation subsequently announced that its planned greenfield coal plants were cancelled.[3] Shelved Shelved

As of June 2021, there had been no updates since the initial announcement, and the project appears to be cancelled. The Tawi-Tawi power station is not listed in the December 2020 Philippines Department of Energy report on initiated power projects.[4][5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: SMC Global Power Holdings
  • Parent company: SMC Global Power Holdings
  • Location: Tawi-Tawi province, Philippines
  • Coordinates: 5.035054, 119.9575492 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 58 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service:
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  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. SMC set to build 3 coal plants, Manila Standard, Jan. 16, 2017
  2. Jordeene B. Lagare, DoE issues ban on new coal plants, Manila Times, Oct. 28, 2020
  3. San Miguel to scrap pending coal power plants after gov't ban, Phil Star, Oct. 28, 2020
  4. PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATED POWER PROJECTS (MINDANAO) COMMITTED, Philippine Department of Energy, Dec. 31, 2020
  5. PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATED POWER PROJECTS (MINDANAO) INDICATIVE, Philippine Department of Energy, Dec. 31, 2020

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