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South Negros BioPower

South Negros BioPower is a biomass power plant project in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental province in the Philippines. The project will construct a biomass power plant using as fuel waste generated from the harvesting and processing of sugarcane, supplemented by grassy and woody energy crops. The South Negros BioPower stand-alone base-load power plant has a gross power generation capacity of 25 MW and generates 185 million kWh annually. This is equivalent to the energy consumption of around 265,000 people in the region.

Project site


Negros Occidental, Philippines

CO2 reduction


20,600 tonnes p.a.

Reach of electricity supply


265,000 people



25 MW

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Project details

Project Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) South Negros Biopower Inc.
Location Agro-Industrial Land, National Highway, Barangay Cubay, La Carlota City, Province of Negros Occidental, Philippines
Coordinates: 10 25 23.32 N, 122 56 13.11 E
Technical Specifications Project site: 300,000 m²
Feedstock type: primarily cane trash
Feedstock utilisation: 244,000 tonnes per year
Feedstock availability: 1,4 million tonnes per year of biomass are available within a 50 km-radius catchment area
Grid connection: to the existing 69 kV substation in San Enrique, 8 km away
Reach of Electricity Supply 265,000 people
New permanent jobs 675 in the plant / 2,500 in feedstock production and collection
Supplier/Manufacturer Boiler: Jinan Boiler Group Company Ltd (China)
Steam Turbine: Siemens (India)
Generator: Siemens (India)
Transmitters: for bidding
Gearboxes: Siemens (India)
Distributed Control System: Yocogawa
Water Treatment Plant: Aquagen
Fuel Handling System: GES
Tractors: Massey Ferguson (USA)
Forage Wagons, Rotary Rakes: Pöttinger (Austria)
V Rakes: Hodge Industries (Australia)
Baler: Nantong Cotton Machinery (China)
General Contractor (EPCM) Pöyry Energy Inc.
Operations & Maintenance Pöyry 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 stable outlook
Fitch: BBB with stable outlook
Specifications of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) 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 In full operation since January 2020.

Status: 30/06/2021

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