Jose Panganiban power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Philippinescoal}}Jose Panganiban power station is a 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant proposed in Camarines Norte Province, the Philippines.


The map below shows the location of the project in Camarines Norte Province, according to the sponsor. The location is at 14 meter water depth and a shoreline distance of 150 meters to allow pre- and post-Panamax coal deliveries through a coal unloading system. As shown on the company website, the project is adjacent to a strip of mangroves.[1]

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Background on Project

H & WB Asia Pacific Corp. is planning to build a 700 MW coal plant in Jose Panganiban Municipality, according to a report by the Department of Energy. Pre-feasibility studies have been conducted and land has been secured. The company is in discussion with three potential co-developers and equity partners for the project.[2]

According to the company, "Market impact studies and simulations, and System Impact Study Report as of April 27, 2016 conducted by H&WB with NGCP have confirmed the Project’s feasibility."[1] While the company website states that "Carbon sequestration is vital to meet Climate Change risks," the project actually does not include a carbon capture system.

An April 2017 government document, apparently outdated, states that the environmental impact assessment "will be submitted in the 1st Quarter of 2016"; no news of this submittal is available. The same document states that construction would begin in Q4 2017, with completion of Unit 1 in 2021, and Unit 2 in 2025.[3]

In September 2017, H&WB announced a goal of commissioning Unit 1 in 2022. The company also stated that the final environmental impact statement for the project would be completed in Q4 of 2017.[4]

On July 3, 2018, NCIP Region 5 issued the NCIP Certificate of Non-Overlap stating that the proposed project site does not overlap with any Ancestral Domain/Land and is not populated by any Indigenous Cultural Communities or Indigenous Peoples.[5] In September 2018 H&WB announced that the project's EIS would be submitted in the 4th Quarter of 2018.[5] The April 2019 listing of initiated power projects by the Department of Energy delayed Unit 1 until 2023.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: H & WB Asia Pacific Corp.
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Sitio Kalibigaho, Barangay Osmeña, Jose Panganiban Municipality, Camarines Norte Province, Luzon, Philippines
  • Coordinates: 14.3378, 122.673511 (exact)
  • Status: Pre-permit development
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW
  • Type: Supercritical[1]
  • Projected in service: 2023 (Unit 1); 2023 (Unit 2)[7]
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "2 x 350 MW PCB Supercritical Coal-fired Power Plant Project," H&WB Asia Pacific (PTE LTD) Corporation, accessed September 2016
  2. Iris Gonzalez, "New power player plans 700-MW Cam Norte coal plant," Philippines Star, April 30, 2015
  3. Private Sector Initiated Power Projects (Luzon) - Indicative, Philippines Department of Energy, 30 Apr. 2017.
  4. 2 X 350 MW coal-fired power plant in Jose Panganiban, HW&B Asia Pacific, 8 Sep 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 2 x 350 MW Coal-fired Power Plant in Jose Panganiban, H&WB Asia Pacific, Sep. 4, 2018
  6. Private Sector Initiated Power Projects (Luzon) - Indicative, Philippines Department of Energy, 30 Apr. 2019.
  7. Private Sector Initiated Power Projects (Luzon) - Indicative, Philippines Department of Energy, 31 Mar., 2019.

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