THE largest power plant in the Philippines is set to rise in the province of Pampanga, and shall be built by a Chinese company.
The news was confirmed by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian during his visit to the Dinginin 2×660MW coal-fired power station in Mariveles, Bataan.
Unit 1 of the project has already been generating power while Unit 2 is expected to be synchronized to the grid.
Upon completion, the Dinginin will be the largest power plant and the first one to apply super-critical power-generation technology in the Philippines.
The Chinese envoy said that once the plant gears itself into full operation, it will be capable of distributing 5.8 billion Kwh of electricity every year, which is welcome news to Filipinos longing for a stable and consistent supply of power.
With regard to employment opportunities, the project has so far created 22,151 jobs to Bataeños at the plant that was “built with a vision of energy conservation and environmental protection.”
Its on-site equipment can ensure long-term and stable power output while conducting qualified treatment of harmful gases generated during production.
“Applause for the China-Philippines infrastructure cooperation! I wish the two countries could carry out better green energy cooperation in (the) future to satisfy the need of (the) Philippine people,” Amb. Xilian said.