adoption of a gradual and calibrated approach in the introduction of renewable
energy (RE) to the country’s power mix.
PCCI has expressed support to an earlier decision of the Department of Energy
(DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) in setting the
installation capacity for renewable energy (RE)
In an earlier position submitted to the DOE, PCCI had expressed serious
concerns on the impact of
already high power rates.
PCCI noted that the country’s power mix already includes 3,291 MW from
hydroelectric power plants,
from other renewable energy sources, which
challenge is to determine how much more of RE plants the country needs or
should install to
competitiveness, said PCCI.
PCCI president Francis Chua said: “The technology for solar, wind and
ocean power and even
produced from these will be a multiple of
P4.50 kilowatt per hour.”
we need now are base load plants and with some sense of urgency,” Chua
The installation target sets the percentage generation from eligible RE sources
that shall be
PCCI says the 790 MW total should be sufficient enough to determine the
viability of the proposed
their investments while maturing their technologies
optimal and legal
technologies, particularly as they are still in the
ensures that end-users are protected from undue costs once the FiT ALL kicks
The PCCI is endorsing the locational approach which provides for the
identification of specific
used and developed.
minimum aggregate capacity per location is then determined and the required
“This approach allows for better monitoring of the contribution and
progress of each RE source, which
warrant their contribution and benefit to the system,” said Chua.
The PCCI stressed that the locational approach be done in close coordination
with the National
country’s transmission system.