ERC Grants COC to GN Power Dinginin Ltd. Co.
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) granted GNPower Dinginin Ltd. Co. (GNPD) a Certificate of Compliance (COC) for its 724.965 MW GNPower Dinginin Coal Plant – Unit 1 located at Coastal Area, Sitio Dinginin, Brgy. Alas-Asin, Mariveles, Bataan.
“With the issuance of a COC to GNPD, it can now commercially operate and inject power to the Luzon Grid that will provide the much needed additional power supply to meet the increasing demand for power this holiday season and up to the election period”,
ERC Chairperson and CEO Agnes VST Devanadera explained.
The GNPD’s generation facility is composed of two (2) 668 MW net Supercritical Coal-fired Power Plant and its associated facilities are connected to the Luzon Grid via an interim connection to the Mariveles Substation. The final connection of the generation assets will be connected to the New Mariveles (Alas-asin) 500 kV Switching station of the NGCP.
The COC granted to GNPD, however, is only for its Unit 1, as Unit 2 is still undergoing construction, and yet to complete test and commissioning. GNPD, in consultation and coordination with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and the Department of Energy (DOE) moved its internal test for Unit 1 on 30 November 2021 in view of the current demand and supply situation, and in order to support the grid during the Malampaya’s outage.
The COC granted is valid for a period of five (5) years, which may be revoked or suspended by the ERC at any time, should the NGCP determine that the continued injection of the 668 MW by GNPD shall imperil the safety and security of the Grid.“The grant of COC to GNPower Dinginin will augment the country’s generation capacity and a proactive effort by the Commission, particularly in cases where power demand outweighs supply. ERC sees to it that COC applications are approved as soon as all legal, technical and financial requirements have been satisfied in order to ensure that supply matches the demand and to promote a sustainable power supply,
ERC Chair Devanadera added.