Friday, April 8, 2016

Philippines: Geothermal Could Power Three Islands

Calayan islands eyed as potential source of geothermal energy (Philippine Information Agency)

Three island barangays here have been identified by the Department of Energy (DOE) that have high potential to become geothermal facilities.

Engr. Ariel D. Fronda, chief of the DOE’s Geothermal Energy Management Division, said these areas are Camiguin, Dalupiri and Babuyan Claro.

“We have an on-going exploratory activities in these areas to evaluate their potential geothermal energy capacities that might be suitable for power generation with the use of binary technology and other direct-use applications,” Fronda said.

“If the geothermal energy resources in the island town are suitable for power generation, then we will promote these geothermal areas to investors for geothermal energy exploration, development and utilization,” he said.

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