Oil Drill

Malampaya Sets on a Scheduled 2 Week Maintenance Shutdown

Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project started its operations in January of 2002, where it has powered 20% of the Philippines’ energy needs since in full capacity it can generate 2,011 megawatts (MW) which can offset an estimated 1.35 million kilograms of CO2 per hour. With the project’s long history, it supplies gas to the five major natural gas power plants in Sta. Rita (1,000 MW), San Lorenzo (500 MW), Ilijan (1,200 MW), Avion (97 MW), and San Gabriel (414 MW). The maintenance shutdown will ensure that Malampaya will operate safely, reliably, and efficiently to prevent any issues in the future, this will begin on February 4 and will end on February 18, 2023.

In a statement released by the Department of Energy (DOE), it mentioned that “During this period, the supply of gas will temporarily stop, and will lead the power plants to switch to an alternate source of fuel. However, contingency measures were prepared by DOE to ensure a continuous supply of electricity, one of which is the designation of “must-run” power plants.

The Energy Department has also coordinated with distribution utilities and retail electricity suppliers to activate the interruptible Load Program (ILP), which could help mitigate the energy supply deficiency.

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) will be doing advanced announcements in case a grid is placed on red and yellow alert.

To learn more about the news about energy, sustainability, and how to live a life powered by the sun, visit our website at www.buskowitz.com or you may spark a conversation with one of our solar experts at info@buskowitz.com

Leave A Comment