Why the Philippines is Lacking in Power Supply Always

May 16th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in Energy Supply and Demand

Why the Philippines is Lacking in Power Supply Always

This paper will answer the question of “Why the Philippines is lacking in power supply always and have one of the highest power rates in the world.”

Firstly, the country has a poor mix of¬†baseload capacity (must-run renewables such as solar PV, wind, mini-hydro, biomass; hydro for irrigation and water supply; geothermal; coal),¬†limited mid-merit capacity (natural gas-fired open cycle gas turbine and combined cycle gas turbine), and expensive peak load capacity (stored hydro, diesel genset, oil-fired thermal, large hydro, oil-fired open cycle gas turbine). More »