Monday, August 15, 2016

Philippines: EDC Plans Careful 60 MW Expansion of 222.5 MW Southern Negros Geothermal Power Plant

EDC plant expanding within geothermal site (The Standard)

Energy Development Corp. (EDC) said over the weekend the 60 MW expansion of the Southern Negros Geothermal Power Plant (SNGP) in Valencia, Negros Oriental will not encroach into a biodiversity area.

EDC, the country’s biggest geothermal energy producer, is expanding Southern Negros Geothermal’s capacity to 282.5 MW from 222.5 MW to meet the region’s growing electricity needs.

“We will confine our expansion within SNGP’s existing geothermal production block in Valencia,” EDC’s Negros Integrated Geothermal Business Unit head Jay Joel Soriano said.

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