Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

The Burgos Wind Farm (see related story) is a project of the Energy Development Corporation.  The project was completed in two phases with Phase 1 (87 MW) reaching completion on September 25, 2014 and Phase 2 (63 MW) on October 2014.

The largest wind farm in Southeast Asia, a 150-megawatt installation in the Philippines, has begun delivering clean power to the grid.

The Burgos Wind Farm, located in the province of Ilocos Norte, was brought online on November 5.

The Burgos Wind Farm (see related story) is a project of the Energy Development Corporation. The project was completed in two phases with Phase 1 (87 MW) reaching completion on September 25, 2014 and Phase 2 (63 MW) on October 2014.

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The project features 50 units of Vestas V90 3 MW wind turbines which will allow for the generation of 370 gigawatt hours of electricity or enough for two million households. The project will displace around 200,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year.

The Burgos Wind Farm represents an investment of $450 million for EDC. EDC has also recently closed a $315 million financing deal with the support of Denmark’s export credit agency EKF, and a group of international and local banks.

The Burgos Wind Farm will be one of the first to benefit from a feed-in tariff scheme implemented by the Philippine government in 2012 (see related story). The Department of Energy has nominated the Burgos Wind Farm to the Energy Regulatory Commissions as a project eligible for F.I.T., to date it is the only project thus nominated.

EDC is primarily known for its geothermal projects but has been branching out to other forms of renewable energy generation. Aside from the Burgos Wind Farm, they have several wind and solar projects in the pipeline. They have been awarded contracts from the D.O.E. for six other wind energy projects and one solar power project. – EcoSeed Staff

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