Windpower Data: Developer activity in emerging markets

WORLDWIDE: Wind energy analysts have long predicted that the emerging markets will pick up the slack as mature markets such as western Europe slow. Windpower Monthly reports on significant progress in the Philippines in June, with projects that have passed planning approval.

Spilt among developers for capacity to be installed in the Philippines in 2014
Spilt among developers for capacity to be installed in the Philippines in 2014

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In terms of the Far East, the overwhelming activity throughout June was in the Phillipines. In June, the 87MW Caparispisan wind project, in the far north of the country, was among those to move forward. Other projects progressing through milestones were the 40MW Aparri-Buguey, 18MW Bangui Bay extension and the 40MW Pililla projects.

Overall the Philippines is looking at bringing 546MW online. The projects are largely being developed by local-based firms Alternergy Philippine Holdings Corporation and First Maxpower International Corporation. In terms of turbine supply, there is a good spread, with Vestas, Siemens and Gamesa represented.

Name Capacity Owner/ Developer
Burgos 87MW Energy Development Corporation
Burgos II 63MW Energy Development Corporation
Caparispisan 87MW UPC Asia
Nabas 50MW Petroenergy Resources
Pasuquin-Burgos 120MW Energy Logistics Philippines
Sanchez-Mira 15MW First Maxpower International
Tanay-Pililla 40MW Alterenergy
Bangui Bay Extension 18MW Ayala Corporation
San Lorenzo 54MW Kanematsu


However, a large number of projects have yet to announce turbine deals, which means it is likely that a number of these projects will fail to come online this year. Beyond this, around 2GW is in the pipeline for 2015, substantially more than neighbouring Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand.

It is worth noting that new wind capacity was installed in the Philippines during 2013, the fourth successive year in which all the country's wind energy has been provided by the 33MW Bangui Bay project, which went online in 2010.

Split among developers for 2014 capacity to be installed in the Philippines

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