AboitizPower has declared full commercial operations for the first of two 150 MW unit of its Therma South Energy Project in Davao City, Philippines.
Starting September 18, 2015, the power plant will deliver contracted power to its more than 20 customers – electric cooperatives and distribution utilities all over Mindanao. The second 150-MW unit is scheduled for commercial operations in early 2016.
Therma South Inc. president and COO Benjamin A. Cariaso, Jr., stated:
“We have informed our customers and out stakeholders that we are now officially in commercial operations and supplying Mindanao with reliable and cost-effective baseload power. We are here not only to help Mindanao solve the current power crisis. The Aboitiz group is committed to helping Mindanao sustain its economic growth and fulfill its potential.”
It is the first major power plant added to the Mindanao grid since 2006.
The power plant also features the first “coal dome” in Southeast Asia – a modern coal storage facility that will ensure security of the fuel and safety and well-being of the surrounding areas. The power plant will utilize circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology.
The power plant will supply power to major cities of Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Gen. Santos, Butuan, Kidapawan Cotabato and Tagum. It will also serve the provinces of Davao, Caraga, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, parts of Bukidnon, parts of Misamis and parts of Zamboanga peninsula.