Energy and Climate Change Projects of MARCIAL OCAMPO

May 18th, 2012 Posted in Energy and Climate Change

Energy and Climate Change Projects of MARCIAL OCAMPO

A)    International Consultancy on Renewable Energy, Fuel Cell Bus, Climate Change and GHG Inventory

1)      External Evaluation of ESMAP 2007-2011

January 6-19, 2012 completed (Manila, Philippines)

The Baastel Consulting Group has been contracted by the World Bank to carry out an
independent review of the outcomes and achievements of ESMAP for the last five
years.  ESMAP (Energy Sector Management Assistance Program) is a global knowledge and technical assistance partnership administered by the World Bank. ESMAP’s primary mission is to assist low and middle-income countries to increase know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth.

2)      International Energy Consultant for Final Review of Demonstration for Fuel-Cell Bus Commercialization in China (Phase II)

December 5-26, 2011 completed (Beijing andShanghai,China)

This report will document the Final-Term Review (FTR) of the project following the
monitoring and evaluation system of UNDP/GEF to promote accountability for the
achievement of GEF objectives through assessment of results of activities and
partnership ushered by the project and to serve as feedback mechanism as basis
for decision making to improve knowledge and performance.

3)    International Climate Change Expert for the conduct of
mid-term review of a project of UNDP-China on “Enabling China to Prepare Its Second National Communication (SNC) to the UNFCCC

Sep 12-Oct 7, 2011 (completed)

This 4-year project has now on its mid-point, thus requires a mid-term review to asses its performance relative to its stated goals, objectives and activities. The objective of the project is to develop a more comprehensive national Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory, with a report of extended categories and sources of GHG emissions and applying the IPCC guidelines to reduce uncertainties in the inventory, establish a
preliminary inventory database management system with a view of administering
the inventory data in a more scientific way and making the preparation of GHG
inventories a continuing process. It will develop an approach for projecting GHG emissions in China, strengthen the assessment of the impacts and vulnerability to climate change and disseminate relevant policies on mitigation and adaptation to climate change. It will further enhance public awareness on climate change, leading to the submission of the SNC to the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). The international
expert, together with a national expert as a mid-term review (MTR) team, will conduct the mid-term review.

4)     International Renewable Energy Expert for REMOVAL OF

April 3-May 31, 2011 (completed)

The objective of this two-phase project is to remove barriers to the increased use of biomass energy sources for generating electricity for own consumption and export to the grid.  This project aims to accelerate the adoption of environmentally sustainable biomass power and cogeneration technologies in India.  It will promote combustion, gasification and cogeneration technologies for electricity generation using different types of captive and distributed biomass resources. The project will focus on biomass
power projects to be undertaken in three different specific contexts: cooperative sugar mills; agro-processors and biomass producers; and distributed or decentralized biomass. As international expert, the Consultant will conduct a mid-term review of the phase I project, The mid-term evaluation will assess the relevance, performance and success of the project. It looks at early signs of potential impact and sustainability of results, including the contribution to capacity development and the achievement of global environmental goals. It will also identify/document lessons learned and provide recommendations that might improve design and implementation of UNDP/GEF projects.

5)     Demonstration for Fuel-Cell Bus Commercialization in China (Phase II)

Nov 8 – 24, 2010 (Beijing and Shanghai, China) – finalized mid-term review report

This report documents the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the project following the monitoring and evaluation system of UNDP/GEF to promote accountability for the achievement of GEF objectives through assessment of results of activities and partnership ushered by the project and to serve as feedback mechanism as basis for decision making to improve knowledge and performance. The MTR Team is composed of independent consultants Mr. Marcial T. Ocampo (International Consultant and Team Head) and Prof. Tian Guangyu, Ph.D. (National Consultant and Team Member).


6)     Wind-Diesel Hybrid Power Generation (WHyPGen) Marketing Development Initiatives

August 23-September 29, 2010 (Jakarta, Indonesia) – finalized project document and CEO endorsement

International Technical Consultant (ITC) – Renewable Energy Project
Development Expert
, who will lead a Project Development Team of over 5
Indonesian National Technical Consultants (NTCs) that is tasked to design and
develop GEF Renewable Energy Project specifically on Wind-Diesel Hybrid Power
Generation (WHyPGen). The output is the final version of the Project Document
(ProDoc) and the CEO Endorsement Request (CER).  A total of 17 wind sites and 12 wind turbine manufacturers/models were analyzed to arrive at the annual power generation and capacity factors of the wind turbines.  The diesel generation is
likewise calculated by difference from demand of the nearby grid (on-grid and
off-grid remote areas) leading to annual power generation and capacity factor
of the peaking load and base load diesel units.  The wind turbine is expected to displace 15% of the peak demand of the grid. The peaking and base load diesel units will carry the remaining 85% of the peak demand of the grid, and shall be loaded not
more than 50% and 75% for the peaking and base load diesel units, respectively.
The total capacities and capacity factors are then fed to the project finance models to determine the all-in project cost and starting electricity tariff (feed-in tariff for wind, tariff for diesel).  The wind turbine model that provides the lowest wind tariff is the optimal model for the wind site. Finally, the GHG emission reduction arising from the wind turbine is calculated for the nearby grid and the national grid to determine its climate change impact.

B)     Natural Gas and LNG

1)     Project Finance Modeling Consultant for Tri-Generation (Power, Heat and Space Cooling) for Data Center Park for the Government of Singapore

Sep 1-Oct 28, 2011 (Phase 1 completed)

Hitachi Singapore is preparing the design of a combined cycle power plant using natural gas to produce Tier 4 (highly redundant) electricity on-site with the national grid as backup power for a data center that will house the computer servers of the major banks of the world as well as call center and bank room office of major corporations. The waste heat from the gas turbine together with auxiliary furnace will
produce steam in a boiler to further generate electricity and the spent heat
together with some bleed steam will go to absorption chillers to augment
electricity-driven centrifugal chillers to provide chilled water which will be
piped to cool the buildings housing the data center. The consultancy service
will audit the existing financial model of Hitachi and enhance it further with
advanced power plant modeling techniques and project financial modeling skills.

2)     Consultant for Philippine LNG and Natural Gas Market Study

March 7-April 15, 2011 (completed)

The Consultant shall prepare a comprehensive report on the local market potential for gas in the Philippines in the next ten years.  This will require, among others, a research on the following: Historical and forecasted gas consumptions in power, transportation, industrial, commercial and residential sectors in the regions of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao; Available supply gas in the three regions and the potential for future sources of supply from the local and international market; Historical and future trends in gas the prices in the local and international market. For the local market, focus on the gas pricing scheme of Malampaya natural gas while for the international market, the price trends in the Asia-Australia regions. Identify relevant energy policies and legislations encouraging the use of natural gas as an alternative fuel for oil and coal.

3)     Consultancy Services for Aboitiz Power Corporation

March 16-April 16, 2010 – completed

To assist Aboitiz in developing a financial model for and to provide certain
consulting services in support of its proposed bid for appointment as Administrator
of the Energy Conversion Agreement between the National Power Corporation and
KEPCO Ilijan Corporation for the 1,200-MW Ilijan combined-cycle gas-turbine
power (CCGT) plant.


July 27 to October 9, 2009 – Feasibility study for a 250-500 MW natural gas-fired CCGT

Prepared feasibility study (market, technical, economic and financial) to optimize capacity of natural gas-fired combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant and determine its plant location (Batangas, Laguna, Cavite).  Finalized financial model, power point presentation and Feasibility Study Final Report.

5)     Optimal Use of Surplus, New Reserves and Bank Malampaya Gas Preliminary Study

September 2008 tentative – A preliminary study to be funded by USAID for the DOE Natural Gas Office (awaiting USAID contract)

A proposed  study to determine which Delivery Option (brand new gas pipeline, converted black oil pipeline to gas service, CNG/LNG via lorries, CNG/LNG by sea) is best/timely mode in delivering natural gas for both power and non-power use (residential, commercial & building, industrial, agricultural, power)  to
ensure maximum benefits to the country, provide cheaper electricity, promote
cleaner environment and ensure logical development of natural gas industry
through diversified supply from domestic gas, imported LNG and Trans-ASEAN gas

6)     Oil, Energy and Electricity Pricing Modeling Consultant

June 2-30, 2008 – Developed an Oil and Energy Pricing Model – completed

Prepared an energy pricing model for the Philippine Energy Task Force mandated to study the impact of the rising Dubai Crude Oil Marker to $200/bbl to domestic prices of oil products, imported and local coal, geothermal electricity and steam, natural gas and electricity, keeping in mind the price, tax and royalty structure and its impact on
government tax revenues, inflation, exchange rate, budget deficit and economic
growth and credit rating, and report its findings and recommendations on how to
mitigate and manage rising energy prices to the Philippine Cabinet and

7)     Senior Manager, Technical Services, First Gen Corporation

February 1, 2001 to November 30, 2006

Provide technical services and advice to its natural gas-powered power plants (1000mw Sta. Rita, 500mw San Lorenzo and proposed 500mw San Gabriel) projects under development, e.g. power generation technology capital and operating cost, efficiency or heat rate, reliability, availability, maintenance schedule, construction schedule, interest during construction, feasibility study and financial model of power
plant project or asset to be acquired. Conduct technical and environmental
studies on NPC assets (Calaca and Masinloc coal; Pantabangan, Ambuklao/Binga
hydro; Makban-Tiwi geothermal; Sucat oil thermal; and Bauang diesel).

C)     Coal-Fired Power Plant Projects:

1)     Individual Advisor on the Pre-Feasibility Study for a Coal-fired
Power Plant in Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Island of Mindanao

May 16-July 26, 2011 (completed)

PNOC EC intends to develop a greenfieldcoal-fired power plant in the provinceof Zamboanga Sibugay in Mindanao and would like to engage the services of a CONSULTANT to conduct the related technical and financial feasibility study. The CONSULTANT shall, among others, identify potential customers, recommend the best location and optimum capacity, and determine the technical and commercial viability of the proposed power plant.

2)     Consultancy Services on the Pre-Feasibility Study for a Coal-fired Power Plant in Surigao, Island of Mindanao

April 16-June 16, 2010 – completed

To assist Benguet Mining Corporation in developing a financial model for and to
provide certain consulting services in the preparation of a Feasibility Study for a 70-140 mw mine-mouth coal-fired circulating fluidized  bed (CFB) power plant in the island of Mindanao.


June 1 to July 15, 2009 – Feasibility study for a 30, 50 or 100 MW lignite coal-fired atmospheric circulating fluidized bed (CFB) power plant in Cauayan, Isabela. Competed feasibility study (market, technical, economic and financial) to optimize capacity of a mine-mouth lignite coal-fired CFB power plant and determine its plant location (near river or near mine) using the 28 million tons of coal reserves found in Cauayan, Isabela.

4)     Clean Coal Energy Modeling Consultant

April 2008 – Developed a power plant and project finance model for E-Power – completed

Prepared project finance model for Clean Coal Technology for 4 x 40 mw Power Generation (Atmospheric Circulating Fluidized Bed) for E-Power, a new entrant in the power generation industry in the Philippines.


D)    Renewable Energy Power Plant Projects:


1)      CDM Consultancy to Wind Energy Farms of PhilCarbon

February 1, 2012 to present

Assisting in a retainer basis the CDM consultant of PhilCarbon in their wind energy farm projects in determining the annual generation, GHG emission factor for a 5-year
period so that the CDM model will determine if the wind energy farm needs CER
revenues to improve its viability.

2)     Wind Energy Resource Assessment and Feasibility Study for Two Wind Sites of Philcarbon, Inc.

August 1 – August 30, 2011 (completed)

PhilCarbon, Inc. (PhilCarbon) has engaged Marcial Ocampo (Consultant) to undertake a wind energy resource assessment and pre-feasibility study for a proposed wind site in Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro. In addition, the Consultant was requested to evaluate the wind energy resource potential of another proposed site in Sagada, Mountain Province which has an anemometer station operated by NPC from 1995-1997.

3)     Technical and Economic Feasibility Consultant for Wind of Constellation Energy

Jan. 31-Mar. 16, 2011 (completed)

This includes wind energy resource assessment (wind speed, direction, power output vs time of year), capital and O&M cost estimate and project finance modeling to determine first year tariff and economic returns of 5 wind sites in Negros Oriental.


1)     Feed-in-Tariff for Biomass (MSW or Municipal Solid Waste) Waste-to-Power Project for San Pedro Thermal Conversion Inc.

May 23-June 16, 2010 – completed

Prepared the all-in capital cost estimate (land, equipment, installation, project development, working capital, interest cost during construction) and project finance model for determining the first year tariff (feed-in tariff) of this renewable energy (RE) project for consideration by the DOE, NREB and ERC.  The feed-in tariff is the cost per kWh paid to RE developers by the TRANSCO for delivering RE power to the grid.  The TRANSCO collects the RE charge from all customers and pays the RE generators.

2)     Energy Planning and Project Finance Consultant (Power Source Biomass-Diesel Hybrid Power System)

June 22, 2007 to December 22, 2007 – Completed, submitted all reports to DOE

This six (6) month consultancy service intends to assist the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) in evaluating Qualified Third Party (QTP) proposals with respect to proposed technology, reliability and availability, equity and debt structure, capital and operating costs, fuel costs, manpower, maintenance and overhaul schedules and requirements, capacity factor,
conversion efficiency, economic life and its resulting electricity tariff.  By looking into other technology alternatives, configuration and capacity, the “Best New Entrant” Full Cost Recovery Rate (FCRR) will be recommended in order to ensure adequate, reliable and affordable energy services to the rural communities in the Philippines.  As QTP Consultant, a policy note was prepared to augment the regulatory framework of the QTP Program to include the methodology, calculation procedure and data requirements for determining the socially acceptable retail rate (SARR) that the rural community could afford to pay for the reliable and cost-effective electricity service.  The FCRR was likewise determined from a power plant project finance model using NPC-SPUG’s return on rate base (RORB) tariff methodology which was modified by the QTP Consultant to include capital and reasonable profit recovery (tariff = rate base x WACC + generation cost + profit recovery, revenue = tariff x kWh sales) which allows for sustainable rural electrification. This is a World Bank funded project for Philippine Rural Electrification.



1)     Technology & Regulatory Consultant for two Solar PV Power Plants in the province of Bataan for SUNCONNEX

Jul – Dec 2011 (completed)

There is a need to mitigate climate change via GHG emission reduction thru carbon emission reduction in the power generation sector. With the passage of the New Renewable Energy Law and its IRR, the DOE, NREB and ERC are now in the process of developing the feed-in tariff system in the Philippines. It is in this light that SunConnex is interested in expanding its role in providing solar PV power plant in the Philippines.

2)      Solar PV-Diesel Hybrid Power Generation Financial Model

April – May 2012 (completed)

Prepared a solar PV project finance model and Diesel Genset project finance model and integrated the two models into a Solar PV-Diesel Hybrid power plant model for
use by LGUs and DUs wishing to reduce their peaking diesel generation cost. The
model determines the equity and project returns given the blended first year
tariff, or calculate the blended tariff needed to meet minimum equity and
project returns. It also prepares the income statement, balance sheet, cash
flow, and levelized cost breakdown.


1)      Optimal Design of 900 kW Mapanuepe Lake Mini-Hydro Power Project for the San Marcelino, Zambales Municipal Government

May 1, 2012 – present (on-going)

I have a toolbox for plotting the dam, settling basin, headrace, forebay, surge tank, penstock, power turbine, power house, tailrace, sub-station, transmission line and access road using Google Earth and verified by actual survey by a Geodetic Engineer. I then use my mini-hydro design toolbox to determine the dimensions (depth, width at bottom, width at top, radius, diameter) of each component to deliver the
required water flow given the slope and type of headrace (rectangular concrete,
trapezoidal concrete, circular concrete pipe and circular GRP pipe).

The dimensions are inputs to my cost estimation toolbox to estimate the base cost and escalated cost when constructed in the future. The all-in capital cost includes the equipment cost, ocean freight and insurance, duties and taxes, local transport, installation cost, civil works, project development costs, working capital, and financing charges (legal and loan arranger fees, commitment fees, interest during
construction). The cost estimate then goes to my project finance model to
determine the equity and project returns given the first year tariff
(feed-in-tariff), or alternatively, calculate the first year tariff needed to
meet the minimum equity and project returns. The model also prepares the income
statement, balance sheet, cash flow, and levelized cost breakdown.

2)     Consultancy Services for 150 mw Kanan Hydro Power Project (SK Engineering & Construction Corporation)

June 22-August 22, 2010 – completed

Secure an off-taker for the Kanan Hydro plant (obtained MOU from MERALCO) and provide data on the Luzon Grid electricity supply and demand situation (historical and forecast) and price of electricity in the grid (average NPC grid, WESM rates). The Kanan Hydro plant is located near Infant and Gen. Nakar, Quezon, and drains into the Pacific Ocean.

One Response to “Energy and Climate Change Projects of MARCIAL OCAMPO”

  1. Deise Says:

    glad to know about something like this.

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