05 December 2012

DENR gives go-ahead to Subic power plant

The Redondo Peninsula Energy Inc. has finally secured an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) from the Department of Environment and Natural resources for its second 300-megawatt power plant inside Subic Bay Freeport.

With the ECC, RP Energy’s coal fired power plant has formally increased its 300MW plant to a total of 600-MW power plant which is expected to start commercial operations in 2016.

In a statement, RP Energy said it was issued an “amended” ECC, which it considered a “major milestone toward the completion of the project that we hope will ease the burden of Filipino consumers who need stable, reliable, environmentally responsible and cost-efficient power in their homes and businesses.” (Manila Times)