Date Posted: Tuesday, 17 July 2018

The country’s total peak demand in 2017 was recorded at 13,789 MW, which is 517 MW or 3.9% higher than the 13, 272 MW in 2016.   On the other hand, the total power supply, in terms of installed capacity, grew by 6.1% from 21,425 MW in 2016 to 22,730 MW in 2017. A total of 835 MW new capacities were added to the country’s supply base in 2017 which include coal-fired (630 MW), solar (127 MW), oil-based (77 MW), and hydropower (1 MW). In terms of share by grid, Luzon contributed 392 MW or 47%, Mindanao at 337 MW or 40% and Visayas at 106 MW or 3%. The year also saw the end of the constrained demand in Mindanao which... Read more