Malaya TPP Unit 1 resynchronizes to grid

01 Sep 2015

The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corporation has reported a successful overhauling of Unit 1 the 650-megawatt (MW) Malaya Thermal Power Plant Complex (MTPP), as evidenced by the plant's resynchronization to the grid on 26 August 2015.

"We are pleased to report that the Malaya TPP's Unit 1, which recently underwent overhauling, has been successfully reconnected to the main grid. With the two operational units, the Malaya TPP now has more available capacity as it assumes its role as a security plant," PSALM President and Chief Executive Officer Lourdes S. Alzona said.

STX Marine Services Co. Ltd., the current operator of the Malaya TPP, undertook the overhauling of Unit 1, which include the overhauling of the unit's turbine and generator, circulating water pump, distributed control system, and generator AVR system.

In a circular, the Department of Energy (DOE) has formally designated the MTPP as a Must Run Unit (MRU) in order to address any instability or supply deficiency that may occur as a result of sudden unavailability of any of the operating power plants in the grid.

The MTPP is forecasted to continue operating as an MRU until its privatization schedule is finalized by the DOE.

Situated in Pililia, Rizal Province, the Malaya plant was rehabilitated in 1995 by the Korea Electric Power Corporation under a 15-year rehabilitate-operate-manage-maintain agreement. It consists of a 300-MW unit with a once-through type boiler and a 350-MW unit fitted with a conventional boiler.

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