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Permit to be issued for 100 MW geothermal project in Philippines

Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines (source: flickr/ Roberto Verzo, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 22 Jan 2018

Under a new Executive Order, the Philippines DOE is about to issue a permit for a 100 MW geothermal project in the Philippines.

The Philippines Department of Energy will soon declare a 100 MW geothermal project as a first “Project of National Significance” under Executve Order (EO) 30, according to Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

He is not ready to name the company yet, as DOE wants to make sure all other relevant agencies are aligned before the announcement.

Proposed by a local company, it is considered to answer the need of developing indigenous power sources, as well as the need to have cleaner energy.

Executive Order 30 was introduced and signed by President Duterte in June 2017 providing that government agencies concerned with energy projects should presume other agencies were able to act upon and issue their respective permits within a 30-day period.

The order further creates an Energy Investment Coordinating Council, led by DOE, which will spearhead and coordinate national government efforts to harmonize, integrate and streamline regulatory processes, requirements and forms relevant to the development of energy investments in the country.

Source: The Standard