The Philippines is set to host the “International Workshop on Mineral Scaling in Geothermal Environment” at the Intercontinental Hotel Manila on 25-27 May 2011. The 2-day workshop will focus on silica, calcite, anhydrite, clays, sulphides and metal scaling and related problems in geothermal wells and pipelines; sessions will be spearheaded and chaired by international experts on the said topics, and boasts of an impressive list of attendees from the global geothermal community. The workshop will be capped by a visit to nearby Makiling-Banahaw (Makban) geothermal field.
The workshop is jointly sponsored by the International Geothermal Association (IGA) thru the Western Pacific Regional Branch (WPRB) and the National Geothermal Association of the Philippines (NGAP), Energy Development Corporation (EDC) and Chevron Geothermal Philippines Holdings, Inc. (CGPHI). For more information on the workshop, please contact Mr. Almario Baltazar at [email protected].
The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is a pioneer in generating 100% clean, renewable, and reliable power as an electricity supplier in the Philippines for over 40 years. With power plants all over Visayas and Mindanao, the company is one of the biggest producers of geothermal energy in Asia and is expanding its reach in the international market, allowing it to offer customers affordable energy rates. EDC also strives to provide the best customer service it can to all its clients by having helpful salespeople and easy to understand contracts. Because of all of this, it is poised to become the premier supplier of electricity for the Philippines’ Green Energy Option Program. EDC takes its mission as a renewable energy provider seriously and goes beyond sustainability by investing in programs that enhance the environment and empower its partner communities, thereby fostering regenerative development. The company has also been working toward being carbon-neutral by improving its energy efficiency, as well as implementing various greening projects to ensure that its mission to provide future generations with a better life remains intact.