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Detail of GEF Project #80

GEF Project ID80
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameLeyte-Luzon Geothermal
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program6
Approval Date1991-05-01
GEF Agency Approval Date1994-05-13
Project Completion Date2000-03-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyPhilippines National Oil Co. (PNOC) and National Power Corporation (NPC)
DescriptionProject seeks to assist in meeting the rapidly increasing demand for electrical power using technology that substantially reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The National Power Corporation (NPC) components of the project include the interconnection of electrical power systems of Leyte and Luzon Islands and the strengthening of the environmental and social engineering departments of NPC. The Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) components of the project include the construction and operation of a 440 MW geothermal electric generation plant under a BOT contract, reinjection of waste gases to further reduce GHG emissions, and connection of the power station to the national grid.
Implementation StatusPNOC-EDC completed the steamfield development and conventional geothermal power plants (334 MW) in 7/97. The topping and bottoming cycle geothermal plants (51 MW) were completed in 1/98, and the entire geothermal power system was commissioned in 7/98. The new high voltage interconnected and the experimental CO2 injection program are about 18 months behind schedule, but should be completed by early 2000. The GEF grant closed in mid-2000, following procurement of the CO2 compressor. The Implementation Completion Report was issued on October 16, 2000.
GEF Project Grant
30,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
30,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,303,600,000 USD
Project Cost
1,333,600,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
30,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
1,303,600,000 USD
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