Solar eyes 2,000 MW Batangas power plant


Solar Philippines Biga Corp., a unit of Solar Philippines of businessman Leandro Leviste, is proposing to build a 2,000-megawatt solar power plant with a 6,000 MW hours battery energy storage system (BESS) and a 600-MW diesel backup in Nasugbu, Batangas to supply clean and renewable power.

“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.

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.

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