Electricity production in the Philippines is still dominated by thermal resources (natural gas and coal), although hydropower is by far the largest renewable energy source with an actual total share of 20%.
How much hydropower does the Philippines have?
Only about 24 plants (34%) have a capacity larger than 10 MW, but they provide around 96% of the total hydropower generation.
|Installed hydro capacity:||3,701 MW|
|Hydropower under construction:||90 MW|
|Share of generation from hydropower:||9.4%|
How much hydropower is used?
Hydro is generating power in every region of the country and is America’s largest source of clean, renewable electricity. Hydropower accounts for 52 percent of the nation’s renewable electricity generation and 7 percent of total electricity generation.
Are there any successful hydropower projects in the Philippines?
Only one was successfully negotiated–the 70 MW Bakun Hydroelectric Project. It is now under construction.
Is hydropower expensive to build?
Hydro has highest average construction cost of any generating technology in U.S. … Hydro fared better in terms of total construction cost, coming in at about $2.5 billion in 2016, compared with solar at nearly $20 billion and wind at nearly $15 billion.