San Carlos BioPower






20 MW




212 000 PEOPLE



16.480 TONNES P.A.

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San Carlos BioPower
Groundbreaking, April 2013

Michael G. Airey, ThomasLloyd
Managing Director, CEO Asia Pacific

Juan Xavier Zabaleta, Bronzoak
Philippines, Vice Chairman

Ramon Allan V. Oca, Secretary
Department of Energy Philippines

Project details

Project Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) San Carlos BioPower Inc.
  • San Carlos Ecozone (Agro-Industrial Economic Zone), Circumferential Road, Barangay Palampas, San Carlos City, Province of Negros Occidental, Philippines
  • Coordinates: 10 30 36 N, 123 25 16 E
Technical Specifications
  • Project site: 210,000 m²
  • Feedstock type: primarely cane trash with some grassy and woody energy crop plants (ECP)
  • Feedstock utilisation: 170,000 tonnes per year
  • Feedstock availability: 1.1 million tonnes per year of biomass are available within a 40 km-radius catchment area
  • Grid connection: To an existing 69 kV substation, 1.5 km away
New permanent jobs 600 in the plant / 2,000 in feedstock production and collection
  • Boiler: Wuxi Huaguang Boiler (China)
  • Turbine: Harbin Turbine (China)
  • Generator: Shandong Jinan Power Equipment Factory (China)
  • Motors, Transmitters: ABB (Switzerland)
  • Pneumatic Control Valve/Actuator: Nihon Koso (Japan)
  • Boiler Feed Pumps: Sulzer (Switzerland)
  • Gearboxes: Siemens (Germany)
  • Mobile Fuel Shredder: Roto Grind (Germany)
  • Tractors: Massey Ferguson (USA)
  • Forage Wagons, Rotary Rakes: Pöttinger (Austria)
  • V Rakes: Hodge Industries (Australia)
  • Baler: Nantong Cotton Machinery (China)
General Contractor (EPC) Wuxi Huaguang Electric Power Engineering Co., Ltd.
Operations & Maintenance Wuxi Huaguang Power Systems (Phils) Inc.
Owner‘s Engineer Poyry Energy Inc.
Lender´s Engineer
Sargent & Lundy LLC
Electricity Offtake Counterparty
  • Interconnection Agreement with Victorias-Manapla-Cadiz Rural Electric Service Cooperative Inc. (VRESCO)
  • Renewable Energy Purchase Agreement with National Transmission Corporation (Administrator of the government backed Feed-in Tarif Fund)
Credit Rating Electricity Offtake Counterparty
  • Standard & Poor´s: BBB with stable outlook
  • Moody‘s: Baa2 with positive outlook
  • Fitch: BBB- with stable outlook
Specifications of the Power Purchase Agreement Statutorily guaranteed feed-in-tariff rate of PHP 6.63 (USD 0.15) per kWh plus an annual escalation in electricity prices to account for inflation and exchange rate fluctuations. The rate has been set and approved for 20 years by the Government‘s Energy Regulatory Commission.
Status Substantial completion confirmed December 2017. Commissioning since Q2 2018
Commercial Operations Date (COD) based on EPC contract Q4 2017

Status: 31.03.2018

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