SOUTH Luzon Thermal Energy Corp. started the commercial operation of the second 135­megawatt unit of a coalfired power plant in Calaca, Batangas, doubling the capacity of the project and providing additional power to the Luzon grid.

South Luzon Thermal, a joint venture between Trans­Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. of the Phinma Group and AC Energy Holdings Inc. of Ayala Corp., said the second unit was now in full operation.

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