Ilijan Gas Combined Cycle IPP


Ilijan Project

The Philippines' largest-scale power plant utilizing domestic fuels

In March of 1996, the Philippines' National Power Corporation (NPC) awarded this IPP project to Korea Electric Power (KEPCO); Kyushu Electric participated in this project along with KEPCO, the Mitsubishi Corporation, Tokyo Electric Power, and the Marubeni Corporation.

This power plant utilizes natural gas provided by the NPC to generate electricity via a highly fuel-efficient combined cycle method. The generated electricity is then sold to the NPC under a 20-year electricity sales agreement.

The natural gas utilized for the power plant is supplied from the Malampaya gas field, offshore of Palawan Island. As such, the Ilijan Power Plant is the largest-scale power plant utilizing domestic fuels in the Philippines. Due to the usage of domestic fuel, it is expected that this plant will aid in improving the long-term balance of foreign currency earnings/payments in the Philippines.

Project Data

Location Ilijan District, Batangas (appx. 150km south of Manila)
Generation Type Natural Gas/Combined Cycle
Capacity 1,200MW (4 gas turbines, 2 steam turbines)
Fuel Philippines domestic natural gas (supplied by the NPC)
Start of Construction March 1st, 1999
Start of Operations June 1st, 2002
Project Scheme