Friday, October 28, 2016

Philippines: Malitbog Geothermal Power Plant Back Online

EDC restarts Leyte geothermal plant (BusinessWorld)

Energy Development Corp. (EDC) told the stock exchange on Friday that it has completed repair and commissioning work at the 77-megawatt unit of the Malitbog power plant.

The unit tripped on Aug. 17 due to a flashover -- or the sudden and rapid spread of fire through the air, caused by the ignition of smoke or fumes from surrounding objects -- that occurred inside a high voltage terminal box.

The Malitbog power plant is part of EDC’s unified Leyte geothermal power plants, which include projects in Tongonan, Mahanagdong, Upper Mahiao, among other projects in the province.