Friday, June 22, 2018

Philippines: EDC Assures Geothermal Power Plants are Designed to Withstand Earthquakes

Power plants designed to weather quakes: EDC (

(Courtesy Energy Development Corp.)

Geothermal power leader Energy Development Corp. (EDC) officials in Negros Oriental have assured that the geothermal power plants in Valencia town are designed to withstand earthquakes.

The assurance comes as the 2nd national earthquake drill was held Thursday in many local government units and schools across the country.

Engr. Vicente Omandam, senior manager for EDC’s Negros Island Geothermal Business Unit (NIGBU) and the Southern Negros Geothermal Plant (SNGP) in Valencia town, said that while they are prepared for the worst, “so far they have not experienced any damage due to earthquakes.”

“The design of our power plants here are intended to withstand strong earthquakes so normally we don’t have problems with the current quakes,” Omandam said, referring to recent earthquake events recorded in the province in relation to the local faults found here.

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