Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Philippines: Local Town to Hold Another Public Meeting on 60 MW Expansion of Palinpinon Geothermal Plant

Mayor to hold another forum on 60 MW geothermal project (Visayan Daily Star)

Southern Negros Geothermal Production Field (SNGPF) (Courtesy EDC)
Mayor Edgar Teves of Valencia, Negros Oriental, is proposing another public hearing on a larger scale on the proposed 60-megawatt geothermal power expansion project at the existing Energy Development Corporation (EDC) Palinpinon geothermal plant.

Southern Negros Geothermal Production (SNGP)-EDC senior manager Vicente Omandam said the proposed expansion project is within the 5,163 hectares existing development area and that the expansion is in terms of capacity, from 222.5 megawatts to 280.5 megawatts.

He said the application for additional 60-megawatt of power was a result of studies and projections that in late 2018 there will be a shortage of reliable base load power.

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