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SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. will convert a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) coal plant in San Carlos, Negros Occidental to a gas-powered facility.

The power arm of conglomerate San Miguel Corp. said it has informed the Department of Energy (DOE) about the plan. The proposed coal plant, it said, would be “changed to LNG” (liquefied natural gas).

Also, a 328-MW coal plant in Davao del Sur would no longer be pursued by the power firm.

These are on top of the four coal power plant projects that SMC Global Power has decided to drop from its growing portfolio.

[Lenie Lectura]

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