Philippine wind farm analysis and site selection analysis
This document, Philippine wind farm analysis and site selection analysis, reviews and updates policy needs following the work done so far regarding the Philippine’s wind energy potential.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has been working in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in an ongoing process to quantify the Philippine wind energy potential and foster wind farm development.
Work to date includes completion of the NREL wind atlas for the Philippines as well as training courses and consultant seminars. A review of the work completed to date indicates that additional activities are necessary to provide the Philippines with the tools necessary to identify the best wind energy development opportunities. In addition, there is a need to review government policies that affect wind energy development and to update previous work documenting the policy changes needed to promote wind energy development.
To meet these needs, NREL retained Global Energy Concepts, LLC (GEC) to review and update the policy needs as well as develop a site-screening process applicable for the Philippines. GEC’s assignment included applying the process to sites having apparent wind energy development potential and performing a comparative analysis of the sites. GEC worked closely with the Philippines National Power Corporation (NPC) in completing this work.
At the suggestion of NPC and USAID personnel, the work was limited to the central portion of Luzon. The following areas in central Luzon were identified by NPC, visited by GEC, and evaluated with respect to the screening criteria:
- Samploc, Rizal
- Caliraya, Laguna
- Sual, Pangasinan
- Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija
- Puncan-Digdig, Nueva Ecija
- Carranglan, Nueva Ecija
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