Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is ISO Certified receiving ISO 9001: 2008 certifications from TUV Rheinland Cert GmbH.
This was earned after meeting performance standards in resource management in all its operating fields and the head office.
EDC is the country’s largest geothermal energy producer and world leader in wet-steam technology.
“We are proud to have received this recognition from the foremost international standard-setting body,” Manny Ogena, EDC’s head of Geosciences and Reservoir Engineering, said.
“This certification further strengthens our commitment to adhere to our company’s Quality Policy to deliver accurate, cost effective, reliable and timely technical services that will ultimately help EDC achieve its goal of providing clean and renewable geothermal energy to the country”, he added.
The certification process took over a year. TUV issued the certification after its thorough review of the EDC was processes and practices of the EDC Resource Management Division of its Geosciences and Reservoir Engineering Group.
EDC’s performance in personnel safety, equipment calibration, maintenance planning, and following best industry practices were key in qualifying for the certification.
The certificates are valid from June 26, 2014 up to June 25, 2017.
Ogena said, “The ISO 9001:2008 Certification further validates the effectiveness of the processes and systems we have in place, while giving us a tangible motivation for constant improvement. It also gives us greater confidence as we continue to break new ground as an international geothermal power developer.”
EDC has geothermal power sites located in the Bicol Region, Leyte Province, the Negros Islands and in Kidapawan in Mindanao.
In recent years, EDC has been awarded geothermal concessions in Chile and Peru in Latin America.
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.