Power Profile

Market Segment: Independent Power Production - Electric Power

Cebu Private Power Corporation

Power Need

Responding to the continued growth in the Philippines, which led to an increased demand for electricity, Cebu Private Power Corporation (CPPC), a subsidiary of East Asia Diesel Power Corporation (EADPC), entered into a power purchase agreement with a local electric company. The goal was to supply up to 30 percent of the city of Cebu's electrical needs.

The development, engineering, procurement and construction of the project were tendered with the main project criteria being financial viability (based on plant lifecycle costs). Caterpillar won the tender by providing a power solution that exceeded the project selection criteria.


Caterpillar provided project management, plant equipment, plant systems design and engineering for the turnkey power plant, which consists of ten Cat® 16CM32 series heavy fuel oil-fired reciprocating diesel generator sets each producing 7.1 MW of power and all the supporting balance of plant equipment for a total plant output of 71 MW.

Caterpillar's global resources, which include a network of world-class dealers, manufacturers and suppliers, played a significant role in both the procurement of equipment and the construction of the facility, resulting in the plant being completed ahead of schedule. This factor, coupled with decreased fuel consumption and fewer interruptions of service has resulted in a higher level of customer satisfaction.


The CPPC plant provides reliable electricity to more than 250,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the city of Cebu. Due to outstanding engine and systems technology from Caterpillar, the CPPC plant has become one of the lowest fuel and oil consumption facilities among the EADPC power plants. Additionally, the reliability, durability and low-maintenance features of the Cat engines have contributed to meet and exceed the financial goals of EADPC, allowing the company to weather the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s.

Caterpillar provides total solutions for your business. We have the equipment, services, knowledge and experience to help meet your power needs for medium-speed generator sets.

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Due to continued growth in the Philippines, Cebu Private Power Corporation entered a purchase agreement for a 71 MW power plant in Cebu.


Cebu Private Power Corporation


Cebu, Philippines

Customer Business Issue

Local power need


Ten Cat 16CM32 generator sets

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The Cebu Private Power Corporation plant is powered by ten Cat® 16CM32 generator sets and provides reliable electricity to more than 250,000 customers in the city of Cebu.