Naga power complex

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Naga power complex is a 410-megawatt (MW) power plant complex in Cebu Province, Philippines.

Location

The map below shows the existing plant complex, in Colon Barangay, Naga Municipality, Cebu Province. The original two-unit Naga-1 is visible to the left, and the new Naga-2 is on the right.

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Background on Naga-1 and Naga-2

Naga power complex comprises five power plant units: the 43.8-megawatt (MW) Cebu Diesel Power Plant, the Naga-1 power plant (Unit 1 - 50 MW, Unit 2 - 55 MW), the Naga-2 power plant (Unit 1 - 103 MW, Unit 2 - 103 MW), and the 55 MW Land-Based Gas Turbine Plants 1 & 2.[1] CTPP1 and CTPP2, which burn coal, are also referred to as Naga-1 and Naga-2.[2]

The two-unit, 105-MW coal-fired Naga-1 power station was completed in 1981-86. The plant is owned by SPC Power Corp., a subsidiary of Salcon Power (60%) and Korea Electric Power Company (KEPCO) (40%); it was privatized and sold to this consortium in October 2014, in what has been called a "windfall" deal for the plant's new owners. The additional two-unit, 206-MW coal-fired Naga-2 plant was completed in 2010-11 by Salcon and KEPCO.[3][4]

Proposed Naga-3 expansion

In July 2014, Salcon Power announced plans to build a new two-unit, 200-MW coal-fired Naga-3 coal plant, and to scrap the original Naga-1 plant rather than pursue a previously-awarded government contract to refurbish it. The mayor of Naga City, who had protested the planned rehabilitation of Naga-1, welcomed the decision to close it and build new units instead.[5][6] The feasibility study was begun in September 2014.[7] The mayor of Naga said in November 2014 that construction would likely not begin until late 2015.[8] The Naga-3 coal plant has also been described as 300 MW (2 x 150 MW) in size.[9]

As of December 2016 there is no news as to whether construction began on the new units, and plans appear to be tied up over ongoing disputes over the ownership of the entire Naga plant.[10]

In July 2017, Aboitiz, the parent company of Therma Power Visayas Incorporated (TPVI), announced that it would "upgrade the facility and put up a more efficient power plant" but did not say if this would include an increase in capacity. Aboitiz is waiting for the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) to officially turn ownership of the facility over to TPVI.[11]

Ownership dispute

The purchase of the facility by SPC Power was challenged in court, and in April 2016 the Supreme Court upheld its nullification of the sale, indicating that Therma Power Visayas would become the owner of the plant.[12] The Supreme Court reaffirmed this ruling in February 2017.[13]

Project details for Naga-2 & Naga-3 expansions

  • Sponsor: SPC Power Corporation
  • Parent company: Salcon Power and Korea Electric Power (KEPCO)
  • Location: Colon Barangay, Naga Municipality, Cebu Province, Philippines
  • Coordinates: 10.21755, 123.76058 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Naga-2 Units 1 & 2); Announced (Naga-3 Units 1 & 2)
  • Gross capacity: 406 MW (Naga-2 Units 1 & 2: 103 MW; Naga-3 Units 1 & 2: 100 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 2010 (Naga-2 Unit 1); 2011 (Naga-2 Unit 2)
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Articles and resources

References

  1. "Naga Power Plant Complex," Kepco Philippines, accessed August 2015
  2. "Coal-Fired Power Plants in the Philippines," Power Plants Around the World, accessed August 2015
  3. Conrado Banal. Straying Power. Philippine Daily Inquirer, 18 Feb. 2013.
  4. PSALM turns over Naga Power Plant to Salcon Corporation, Philippines Today, 1 Oct. 2014.
  5. Aileen Garcia-Yap & Peter Romanillos. 2 coal-fired plants for Naga; Salcon rehab plant junked. Cebu Daily News, 2 July 2014.
  6. Led by City Mayor Naga locals air gripe on power plant move, City of Naga press release, 26 June 2014.
  7. Justin Vestil. Salcon Power bares plan to build new coal-fired plants in Naga. Cebu Sun Star, 26 Sept. 2014.
  8. New Naga City power plants may still take a year, The Freeman, 15 Nov. 2014.
  9. "Korean electric firm eyes another coal-fired plant in Cebu," Rappler.com, 16 March 2015
  10. SPC willing to bid on the Naga Power Plant Complex again, Cebu SunStar, 31 May 2016.
  11. Aboitiz to upgrade Naga power plant complex, The Philippine Star, 19 Jul 2017.
  12. Marites Villamor Ilano, "SC upholds nullification of Naga power plant sale," Cebu Daily News, April 13, 2016
  13. SC rules with finality on Naga power plant, The Freeman, 16 Feb 2017.

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