Capacity factor is the average output of the plant in a year expressed as the percentage of the plant capacity. Capacity factor is greatly influenced by the availability and quality of fuel, the reliability of plant equipments,
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The 100 MW Pantabangan Hydro electric Power Plant is composed of 2 x 50 MW turbine-generating units. The plant harnesses the potential energy of the stored water inside the Pantabangan Reservoir, the largest water reservoir in the Philippines in terms of storage capacity, and converted it into electricity.
The Complex is composed of;
Here are some of the world firsts and largests in hydroelectric power generation technology according to VATech-hydro;
There are many hydro electric power plants in the Philippines dispersedly located in the various areas in the countrysides of Luzon Visayas and Mindanao. Almost all of the large hydro electric plants, which ranged from over 50 MW, are connected to the main transmission grid, while most of small (10 MW to 50 MW) and […]
There is a very little, if not none, documents that will verify what power plant is the very first in the Philippines. However, based on the author’s personal visit to some of the plants, and some research and conversation with some reliable individuals from the industry, he compiled some of the oldest power […]
While studying the technical, financial, and operational aspects of a pump storage hydro plant, I came across to the Dinorwig power station which was mentioned in the text book that I was reading.
Last January 2006, we were invited to attended a conference/seminar about mini-hydropower experiences and its development in the Philippines. Speakers discussed lots of things and issues about this kind of power generation, including the requirements and time line for a green field project development.