- The lingering effects of the El Niño phenomenon, together with the water conservation program of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) resulted in lower dispatch for the 132-MW Pantabangan-Masiway Hydroelectric Complex during the first three quarters of 2015. However, these developments were mitigated by two unexpected typhoons during the last quarter of 2015 that significantly increased dam elevation. As a result, total plant generation increased by 4.2 percent to 259.2 GWh in 2015
- Towards the end of 2015, FG Hydro’s 12-MW Masiway hydro facility went back to operations after completing its rehabilitation program, which included the replacement of the
facility’s circuit breaker and transformer. Work on the governor, excitation, and protections systems were likewise completed by Alstom Hydro Philippines and Alstom Hydro China. Formal take-over of the refurbished Masiway hydro facility is expected to take place in the first half of 2016, after the submission of as-built drawings and the completion of punch list items
- FG Bukidnon Power Corporation’s 1.6-MW run-of-river hydro plant experienced a decrease in plant output in 2015 due to lower water inflow brought on by the El Niño phenomenon.
The Pantabangan-Masiway Hydro Complex’s total generation increased by 4.2 percent in 2015.