Thursday, April 7, 2016

Philippines: Local Mayor Supports EDC's 60 MW Geothermal Expansion Project

Valencia mayor supports geothermal expansion plan (Philstar)

Southern Negros Geothermal Production Field (SNGPF) (Courtesy EDC)
Amidst objections by an environmentalists group, Valencia Mayor Edgar Teves has reiterated his endorsement of support to the proposed 60-megawatt geothermal expansion project by the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) in the Southern Negros Geothermal Project.

Teves said the expansion project at Palinpinon will increase the steam field capacity, from 222.5 megawatts to 285.5 megawatts of power, required to support the increase demand as projected in late 2017.

The mayor also said, the town would benefit more from royalties and business taxes, and that the EDC has proven itself to be committed to responsible development, in maintaining a healthy environment in its areas of operation, under its 10-million-trees-in-10-years program.

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