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 »

Optimal Load Dispatch Model for an Electricity Grid – linear programming (LP) model

May 1st, 2010 8 Comments   Posted in optimal load dispatch

Optimal Load Dispatch Model for an Electricity Grid – linear programming (LP) model

An optimal load dispatch model for the Luzon, Visayas and Mindano island grids of the Philippines has been prepared by your energy technology selection and business development expert.

Using linear programming techniques, an optimal load dispatch problem has been prepared in an excel spreadsheet (xls format) which the user can modify and expand and update input data for his particular electricity grid to be analyzed.

This model is a must for regulators in order that future capacity expansion studies are optimized to minimize generation cost and therefore the cost of electricity.  Power plant developers and investors will likewise benefit from this model in order that estimates as to the desirability of a new capacity investment will be made at the drawing board before the actual power plant is constructed.  It will provide estimates on the level of dispatch a new power plant will expect given the existing power generation mix and incremental (variable) O&M costs.

Regards,

Marcial Ocampo

Energy Technology Selection and Business Development Consultant

Optimal Load Dispatch and Linear Programming Modeler More »