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August 31, 2021

Masinloc Coal Plant BESS, Philippines

By Carmen

The Masinloc Coal Plant BESS is a 10,000kW energy storage project located in Central Luzon, Philippines.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2015 and was commissioned in 2016.


The Masinloc Coal Plant BESS was developed by The AES. The project is owned by The AES (100%).

The key applications of the project are electric supply capacity and electric supply reserve capacity – spinning.

Contractors involved

AES Energy Storage and The AES have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

AES recently broke ground on its battery-based energy storage array at Masinloc in Zambales, which will provide 10 MW of interconnected capacity and enhance the reliability of the Luzon grid. The Masinloc Array will use the Advancion energy storage solution, and is expected to be completed by mid-2016. It will be one of the first advanced energy storage installations in South East Asia and among the largest in all of Asia.

About The AES

The AES Corp (AES) is a power utility. It generates, transmits and distributes electricity. The company produces energy using the hydro, pet coke, diesel, biomass, oil, solar, heavy fuel oil, landfill gas, wind, coal, gas and energy storage sources. Under power purchase agreements, it sells the electricity to utilities, industrial users and other intermediaries. AES also owns and operates electric utilities, which generate, purchase, transmit, distribute and sell electricity to serve customers in the residential, industrial, commercial and governmental sectors. The company has operational presence in North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Central America and the Caribbean. AES is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the US.


All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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