In the next three to four years, Semirara Mining & Power Corp. anticipates it will provide 1100 MW of power capacity to meet the electricity demands of the Philippines.
There are plans for the company to build a 700 MW power facility and a 300 MW plant is expected to commence commercial operations in the main island of Luzon this year.
Following the suspension this month of its mining operations in central Philippines after a fatal landslide, Semirara has stopped exports to China in order to make sure local power generation is sufficiently supplied. The company intends to operate a second coal mine in the same region at full capacity in 2016 and potentially developing a third mine is being considered.
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