Philippines launches 2-gigawatt renewable energy tender

The Department of Energy of the Philippines has opened a tender for renewable energy power plants with 2 GW of total capacity. According to a notice signed earlier on January 18 by Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, solar power plants with a total capacity of 1.26 GW, wind power plants with 380 megawatts (MW), biomass plants with 230 MW and hydropower plants with 130 MW are to be built on the islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
The tender is part of the Green Energy Auction Program (GEAP), through which the government aims to increase the share of renewable energy to 35 percent by 2030.

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