Philippines makes move into offshore wind energy

Published onApril 2, 2020

The Philippines has taken first steps into the offshore wind power sector with plans to develop 1.2 GW, according to an international consortium that said it’s been given the go-ahead to advance wind farm projects there. Triconti ECC, an alliance between Swiss, German and local players, claimed the Philippines department of energy gave it “exclusive rights to studying and developing” two wind turbines projects, Aparri Bay in the north of the country and Guimaras Strait in central Philippines…No further details were given about the wind farm projects, the government concessions or a potential timescale. The joint venture is already advancing 500 MW of onshore wind power projects and plans to bring the first wind farm online by 2022.