The Department of Energy is evaluating several large-scale power projects that could receiver a certificate of energy project of national significance under Executive Order 30 that streamlines the procedures for major projects. The big ticket projects include the Wawa Pumped-Storage hydro project of Olympia Violago Water & Power Inc.; 500-megawatt Kibungan Badeo Pumped Storage Hydro power of Coheco Badeo Corp.; and the 100.8-MW solar farm power project of Total Power Inc. Other projects that filed applications and under evaluation with the DoE are Repower Energy Development Corp.’s 10-MW Pulangi IV Hydropower project in Pangasinan; water-to-energy projects in Pampanga and Batangas of Green Atom Renewable Energy Corp.; the 70-MW Camarines Sur wind power project of Cornerstone Energy Development Inc.; 1.7-MW Tagpangi River hydro of Everyhydro Corp. and Hedcor Inc.’s 20-MW Sablan 1 hydro power project.

Transmission operator National Grid Corp. of the Philippines also applied for CEPNS for several transmission projects.

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