Philippines DOE to award more renewable energy contracts next
Nov 30, 2009 - Asia Pulse Data Source
More renewable energy contracts will be awarded next month, Philippines Energy
Assistant Secretary Mario Marasigan said.
of Energy (DOE) has not come up yet with a complete list of the contractors but
Marasigan said the department was looking at the same number of RE contracts that
were awarded recently.
"I'm not giving numbersbut its almost
the same or even more," he told reporters.
Last October, the
energy department awarded 87 renewable energy contracts to 18 companies covering
the development of solar, hydropower, biomass, geothermal ocean and wind energy
The awarding of the contracts were mandated under the
Renewable Energy Act also known as Republic Act 9513.
said they are carefully studying all the proposals to ensure that they conform
to the requirements as set under the RE law.
"We don't want
to rush things [but] we're looking at every provision that the RE developer are
requesting and were also trying to look at what the companies will do, their work
activities, if these would be implemented or not because we would want to firm
up when they say they will start their operations and they have the capacity to
do it," Marasigan said.
Asked when they expect to award the
new RE contracts, the official said without rushing things we can make an announcement
by next week, within the National Energy Consciousness Month.
said the agency was also working hard to make sure that all the necessary documents
were ready before they award the contract.
"We are readying
our own responsibilities, by the time that we sign the contracts, we should be
ready with our certificates of registration, endorsements to BOI, BIR and NWRB
for hydros. All these things we have to consolidate taking off from our experiences
from the previous signing," he said.
Companies that were awarded
RE contracts recently includes the Deep Ocean Power Philippines, Inc. (DOPPI);
Trans-Asia Renewable Energy Corp. (TAREC); Constellation Energy Corp (CEC); Century
Peak Energy Corp.; PNOC-Renewables Corp.; Energy Development Corp. (EDC); First
Gen Bukidnon Power Corp.; Luzon Hydro Corp.; Lucky PPH International, Inc.; First
Gen Mindanao Hydro Power Corp.; AV Garcia Power Systems Corp.; Benguet Electric
Cooperative, Inc.; Alternergy Philippine Holdings Corp. (APHC); DOST-Industrial
Technology Development Institute; and HEDCOR, Inc.