Monday, March 12, 2018

Philippines: 12 MW Maibarara Geothermal Power Plant Unit II Connected to Grid

Maibarara Geothermal puts power plant online (Business Mirror)

Maibarara Geothermal Inc. (MGI) successfully commissioned last week the 12-MW Maibarara Geothermal Power Plant-2 (M2), the first geothermal facility to be put up under the current administration.

The power facility was synchronized to the Luzon grid on March 9.

“M2 was put online at 12:04 p.m. on March 9, marking, as well, its first export of power to the Luzon grid. After its synchronization to the grid, the M2 unit is currently undergoing a series of capability and reliability tests,” MGI Power Plant Manager Paul Elmer C. Morala said. “During these tests, the ERC [Energy Regulatory Commission] will conduct a technical inspection as part of the commission’s requirements for the issuance of a COC [certificate of compliance]. Commercial operations of M2 will follow with the COC award.”

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