Environmental Risk Audit (ERA) of Santa Rita 1063 MW, San Lorenzo 550 MW, and San Gabriel 414 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant Projects in Batangas City

An Environmental Risk Audit (ERAd) covering January 2016 to December 2018 was conducted for the Santa Rita 1063 MW, San Lorenzo 550 MW, and San Gabriel 414 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant Projects in Batangas City in 2019. The Santa Rita 1063 MW Power Plant is owned by the First Gas Power Corporation (FGPC), the FGP Corporation (FGP) for the San Lorenzo 550 MW Power Plant, while the First NatGas Power Corporation (FNPC) for the San Gabriel 414 MW Power Plant. These three (3) gas-fired power plants are operated and maintained by the Siemens Power Operation, Inc. (SPOI). The ERAd was conducted to identify the effectiveness and adequacy of the implemented Environmental Risk Management measures that were indicated in the Integrated Environmental Risk Assessment report in 2007. 

The ERAd was prepared by the Aperçu Consultants, Inc. and is composed of three (3) parts: the Introduction, the Audit Results, and the Conclusions and Recommendations.

Introduction

The objectives of the ERAd, the methodology of the on-site audit, and the description of the power plants were discussed in this section. The methodology includes the personnel involved during the on-site audit, the auditing process framework and the related documents reviewed for the report. The review of related documents provided the initial audit results which were then presented to FGPC/FGP/FNPC and SPOI management team. 

Audit Results

The audit results discussed the compliance of the Risk Management Measures based on the Integrated Environmental Assessment Report in 2007, and the implementation of the Environmental Risk Management Processes and Control Systems, and the recommendations in the 2015-2016 ERAd.

Conclusion and Recommendations

Based on the audit findings, a conclusion and recommendations were discussed. In order to quantify the obtained results, the use of overall risk control ranking was used, which shows the assessment of the auditor on the level of control demonstrated in mitigating risk identified for the project.