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Solar Philippines Biga Corporation two gigawatts solar plant

Solar Philippines Biga Corporation is planning to build a large 2 gigawatts solar plant in Nasugbu, Batangas, 115 kilometres south west of the countries capital Manila, Philippines. It is planning to combine the solar plant with a 6 gigawatts battery energy storage system and 600 megawatts diesel backup.

“The project is expected to generate local employment during the construction and operations phase of the plant and aims to contribute to the stability of the country’s energy supply, reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels, and mitigate the impacts of climate change,” Solar Philippines Biga said in a filing with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

The local press, Manila Standard reported,

"Solar Philippines Biga secured a Solar Service Energy Contract (SESC No. 2017-05-384) from the Department of Energy, giving the company exclusive right to explore, develop and utilize the solar energy resources. Solar Philippines has purchased and secured land in the Nasugbu, Batangas generally composed of rolling terrain of idle lands."

Solar Philippines Biga is looking to have a Final Investment Decision (FID) by 2022 on the 2,000 hectare project. If successful the construction will start in late 2022 for completion in  2024.

Solar Philippines Biga Corporation is a subsidiary of Solar Philippines Power Project Holdings.

 

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