Solar Philippines Batangas Baseload Corp. has offered Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) to supply up to 200 megawatts of base-load power from its 1,800-MW of solar and 1,800-MW-hour battery storage plants in Nasugbu, Tuy and Balayan, Batangas province.
The company received an original proponent status for the offer, which will be subjected to a competitive selection process from other bidders.
“We are grateful for this opportunity to show that solar with batteries can deliver cost-competitive base-load. We thank Meralco for leading the market in the adoption of renewable energy and look forward to see this project realized for the benefit of consumers,” said Solar Philippines founder Leandro Leviste.
Solar’s project would be the world’s first-gigawatt-scale solar-battery base-load station. The company said it would be unlike other solar-battery projects designed to operate for around 12 hours a day (including others being developed by Solar Philippines), and unlike smaller projects operating in off-grid areas.
The project can operate on a 24/7 basis and at a much larger scale, replacing the need for a 200-MW coal power plant.