Monday, January 4, 2016

Philippines: Maibarara 12 MW Geothermal Power Plant Expansion Could be Online by Fall 2017

Maibarara expands geothermal project (The Standard)

Maibarara geothermal plant (Courtesy PetroEnergy)
Maibarara Geothermal Inc. said it has started the 12 MW geothermal power plant expansion in Batangas province, as it prepares for full commercial operation in 2017.

Maibarara Geothermal operates the existing 20 MW Maibarara geothermal power project in Sto. Tomas, Batangas under a joint venture with Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. and PNOC Renewables Corp.

Maibarara Geothermal  president Francisco Delfin Jr. said the Maibarara expansion project involves the installation of a new 12 MW unit adjacent to the existing 20 MW Maibarara-1 geothermal project and is expected to add at least 95,000 megawatt-hours to the plant’s annual generation.

“We opted to increase Maibarara-2’s gross capacity from 10 MW to 12 MW after the successful flow-test of well MB-15RD and the release of an independent resource validation by California-based Geothermal Science, Inc. which confirmed more than sufficient reserves for combined M1 and M2 power generation for 25 years,”Delfin said. “We aim for M2 unit to be on-line by third quarter 2017,” Delfin said earlier.

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