Steag completes unit maintenance of Misamis coal plant

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 02 2015 06:54 PM | Updated as of Mar 03 2015 02:54 AM

MANILA – Steag State Power Inc. said it has completed the preventive maintenance of a unit of its 210-megawatt Mindanao coal plant in Misamis Oriental.

Generating Unit 2 of the coal plant was officially synchronized to the Mindanao grid at around 6 a.m. on Monday.

"We have successfully completed the preventive maintenance works for our Unit 2 and 105MW is now made available to the Mindanao grid," Steag power plant manager Carsten Evers said in a statement.

The unit was shut down on February 19 for the planned preventive maintenance to optimize the plant’s long-term operations.

Evers said the maintenance works were in coordination with key players in the power industry including the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to prevent any adverse impact on Mindanao’s power situation.

Steag's Unit 1, meanwhile, is also undergoing maintenance and is expected to be back online on or before March 16.

The unit was shut down for a planned preventive maintenance beginning February 21.

Each unit of Steag's power plant, which is located at the PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate in Misamis Oriental, has a net generating output of 105 MW.

Steag started operations in November 2006, and has delivered more than 11.5 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, or about a fifth of the total power supply in the region.

Steag is owned by the German company Evonik Steag GmbH, Aboitiz Power Corp., and La Filipina Uygongco Corp.