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DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Applications for renewable energy (RE) projects in Mindanao posted a 25.64 percent increase which showed a growing interest for clean energy investments in the island-region.

The One Stop Facilitation and Monitoring Center (OSFMC), which handles the fast tracking of pending RE projects in Mindanao received 59 new applications adding to a total of 290 applications for RE projects with a combined capacity of almost 3,000 megawatts (MW).

In May this year, the center reported 231 applications with a combined capacity of 2,419.17 MW. The additional RE project applications will have a combined capacity of 578.92 MW if completed and fully operational.

"The projects are spread across hydro, geothermal, solar, and biomass. The bulk of the pending RE power project applications however are hydropower with a total of 242 projects and a combined potential capacity of 2,147.71 MW," said Romeo Montenegro, director for Investment Promotions and Public Affairs Office of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA).

Montenegro who also oversees the operations of the OSFMC said majority of the hydropower projects are located in Northern Mindanao.

At the recently concluded Energy Investment Briefing held here at the Waterfront Insular Hotel, Montenegro announced that Mindanao's power supply mix will shift in 2017 to 45 percent RE and 67 percent non-renewable energy from the current 55 percent RE and 33 percent non-RE.

"The OSFMC ensures that facilitation and the fast-tracking of these energy projects are given utmost importance in order that Mindanao will continue to enjoy an affordable, reliable, and clean energy source," he said.

An initiative of MinDA, the Department of Energy, and USAID's Building Low Emission Alternatives to Develop Economic Resilience and Sustainability (B-LEADERS) Project, the OSFMC is aimed to help address Mindanao's power supply deficit by fast-tracking the approval process of RE projects.

Among the top pending hydropower projects include the 140 MW Davao Hydroelectric Power Project of the San Lorenzo Ruiz Builders and Developers Group, Inc. in Davao City; the 110 MW Kabulnan 2 Hydroelectric Power Project of Philnewriver Power Corp. in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat; the 50 MW Lake Dapao Hydroelectric Power Project; and the 50 MW Maltling River Hydroelectric Power Project of the AQA Global Power Inc. in Lanao del Sur.

The OSFMC recorded 28 pending projects for solar energy with a combined potential capacity of 427.25 MW. Among the top projects include the 35 MW Darong Solar Power Project of the PhilNewEnergy, Inc. in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur; 35 MW ICOM Solar Power Project of the Local Government Unit of the Islamic City of Marawi in Lanao del Sur; and the 20 MW Kirahon Solar Power Project of the Kirahan Solar Energy Corporation in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental.

Geothermal energy projects accounts for eight with a potential capacity of 278.48 MW. Many of the geothermal projects are those of the Energy Development Corporation like the 40 MW Lakewood Geothermal Prospect in Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, and Zamboanga Sibugay and their 30 MW Ampiro Geothermal Power Project in Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte, and Zamboanga del Sur.

Biomass energy projects recorded by the OSFMC have a combined capacity of 144.65 MW. Some of the projects include the 23.50 MW Woody Biomass Power Plant Project of the Eastern Petroleum Corporation in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte; 15 MW Price Husk-fired Biomass Power Plant Project of the Lamsan Power Corporation in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao; and the 12 MW Multi-feedstock Biomass Power Plant Project of the Misamis Oriental Bio-Energy Corporations in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental.

Montenegro also underscored the importance of having a diversified energy mix so that Mindanao will not rely solely on one source of energy, which has been proved ineffective when the island only relied on the Agus-Pulangi Hydropower Power Complexes.

Aside from the monitoring of the pending renewable energy projects, the OSFMC also facilitated a number of prospective and existing power investors since it was launched in October last year.

One on the projects facilitated is the 68 MW Manolo Fortich Project of Hedcor, a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power, in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. The center facilitated in the fast tracking of the tree-cutting permit and the NWRB Water Rights Permit. The company has recently held a ground breaking ceremony earlier this year and is expected to be completed by 2018.

"With the OSFMC we hope to fast-track more renewable energy projects, which is also in line with our Mindanao 2020 goals of having a 50-50 energy mix of renewable energy and non-renewable energy," Secretary Luwalhati R. Antonino, chairperson of the MinDA, said. #

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Applications for renewable energy (RE) projects in Mindanao posted a 25.64 percent increase which showed a growing interest for clean energy investments in the island-region.

The One Stop Facilitation and Monitoring Center (OSFMC), which handles the fast tracking of pending RE projects in Mindanao received 59 new applications adding to a total of 290 applications for RE projects with a combined capacity of almost 3,000 megawatts (MW).

In May this year, the center reported 231 applications with a combined capacity of 2,419.17 MW. The additional RE project applications will have a combined capacity of 578.92 MW if completed and fully operational.

"The projects are spread across hydro, geothermal, solar, and biomass. The bulk of the pending RE power project applications however are hydropower with a total of 242 projects and a combined potential capacity of 2,147.71 MW," said Romeo Montenegro, director for Investment Promotions and Public Affairs Office of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA).

Montenegro who also oversees the operations of the OSFMC said majority of the hydropower projects are located in Northern Mindanao.

At the recently concluded Energy Investment Briefing held here at the Waterfront Insular Hotel, Montenegro announced that Mindanao's power supply mix will shift in 2017 to 45 percent RE and 67 percent non-renewable energy from the current 55 percent RE and 33 percent non-RE.

"The OSFMC ensures that facilitation and the fast-tracking of these energy projects are given utmost importance in order that Mindanao will continue to enjoy an affordable, reliable, and clean energy source," he said.

An initiative of MinDA, the Department of Energy, and USAID's Building Low Emission Alternatives to Develop Economic Resilience and Sustainability (B-LEADERS) Project, the OSFMC is aimed to help address Mindanao's power supply deficit by fast-tracking the approval process of RE projects.

Among the top pending hydropower projects include the 140 MW Davao Hydroelectric Power Project of the San Lorenzo Ruiz Builders and Developers Group, Inc. in Davao City; the 110 MW Kabulnan 2 Hydroelectric Power Project of Philnewriver Power Corp. in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat; the 50 MW Lake Dapao Hydroelectric Power Project; and the 50 MW Maltling River Hydroelectric Power Project of the AQA Global Power Inc. in Lanao del Sur.

The OSFMC recorded 28 pending projects for solar energy with a combined potential capacity of 427.25 MW. Among the top projects include the 35 MW Darong Solar Power Project of the PhilNewEnergy, Inc. in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur; 35 MW ICOM Solar Power Project of the Local Government Unit of the Islamic City of Marawi in Lanao del Sur; and the 20 MW Kirahon Solar Power Project of the Kirahan Solar Energy Corporation in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental.

Geothermal energy projects accounts for eight with a potential capacity of 278.48 MW. Many of the geothermal projects are those of the Energy Development Corporation like the 40 MW Lakewood Geothermal Prospect in Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, and Zamboanga Sibugay and their 30 MW Ampiro Geothermal Power Project in Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte, and Zamboanga del Sur.

Biomass energy projects recorded by the OSFMC have a combined capacity of 144.65 MW. Some of the projects include the 23.50 MW Woody Biomass Power Plant Project of the Eastern Petroleum Corporation in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte; 15 MW Price Husk-fired Biomass Power Plant Project of the Lamsan Power Corporation in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao; and the 12 MW Multi-feedstock Biomass Power Plant Project of the Misamis Oriental Bio-Energy Corporations in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental.

Montenegro also underscored the importance of having a diversified energy mix so that Mindanao will not rely solely on one source of energy, which has been proved ineffective when the island only relied on the Agus-Pulangi Hydropower Power Complexes.

Aside from the monitoring of the pending renewable energy projects, the OSFMC also facilitated a number of prospective and existing power investors since it was launched in October last year.

One on the projects facilitated is the 68 MW Manolo Fortich Project of Hedcor, a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power, in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. The center facilitated in the fast tracking of the tree-cutting permit and the NWRB Water Rights Permit. The company has recently held a ground breaking ceremony earlier this year and is expected to be completed by 2018.

"With the OSFMC we hope to fast-track more renewable energy projects, which is also in line with our Mindanao 2020 goals of having a 50-50 energy mix of renewable energy and non-renewable energy," Secretary Luwalhati R. Antonino, chairperson of the MinDA, said.

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